To this date, Apple has already established a number of partnerships with hospitals whose data is accessible through the company's Health Records software. "It's truly an honor to contribute to the improved healthcare of America's heroes".
In its official blog, Apple explained that Health Records will allow veterans across the U.S. to see their medical information from participating institutions organised into one view all in the Health app on the iPhone.More news: Richard Gere welcomes son with wife Alejandra Silva
Apple introduced health record sharing with iOS 12, and this appears to be a natural extension of that.
Apple said the goal of its forthcoming feature for veterans is to "empower people to better understand and improve their health, enabling them to view their medical information from multiple providers in one place easily and securely". Once this new feature is up and running, Vets getting medical attention through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to see their records in one place from the different VHA organizations where they've received treatment.More news: Tottenham boss not surprised by Jadon Sancho's heroics at Borussia Dortmund
The health data that will be stored on the app will include everything from allergies to immunizations, lab results, medications, vitals and more. Apple points toward the benefits of this, saying that patients who are able to access their health data "have more productive conversations with their physicians".
Putting health records onto a patient's iPhone, Lynch added, will allow aggregation of medical information across participating institutions. In June, Apple released a special interface called an application program interface or "API" for health records, providing a way for iPhone owners to grant access to specific types of health care information without handing over every scrap of personal health data that resides on their smartphone. Neither the San Diego VA nor the main headquarters in Washington, D.C., were able to provide additional information Monday afternoon.More news: Dua Lipa Scores First Grammy for Best Dance Recording!
Apple did not mention when VA records would be brought onboard.