Apple is expanding its health app to include information from medical records.
That way, iPhone users can track everything from allergies to vaccines to lab results.
It’s a big move to get patients their electronic health records, something companies have been trying for years that hasn’t taken off.
Along with photos from your recent vacation and your music library, your iPhone will soon be able to store your medical information.
The hope is that by storing all your information — like when you last got a vaccination, your lab results, or which treatments you’ve been prescribed — it will give doctors a fuller picture of your health and, in turn, lead to better care.
Doctors already have access to some information. Electronic health records allow doctors to get some data about your medical history. But they don’t get it all — like information from an emergency room visit in another state, or notes from telemedicine appointments.
The information will be stored under Health Records within the Health app on the iPhone. Here’s what it looks like:
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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology