Apple Rolls Out Health Records on iPhone to the UK, Canada

Apple Rolls Out Health Records on iPhone to the UK, Canada:
Apple Rolls Out Health Records on iPhone to the UK, Canada:

Today, Apple announced
the Health Records feature within the Health app is now available for users in
the UK and Canada to securely view and store their medical records right on
their iPhone, with their privacy protected at all times. Oxford University
Hospitals and Women’s College Hospital has been selected the first healthcare
institutions in the UK and Canada to make this feature available to their
patients.

How Health Records Works

Health Records creates a direct connection between medical
institutions and a patient’s iPhone, allowing users to see a central view of
their allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications,
procedures, and vitals across multiple institutions, and to be notified when
their data is updated. Apple utilizes a direct, encrypted connection between
the user’s iPhone and the healthcare organization to protect patient’s privacy.

All Health Records data is encrypted on device and protected
with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID. Apple worked closely
with Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, and InterSystems to enable the FHIR (Fast
Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standards-based integration with the
Health app for their UK and Canadian customers.

To date, over 500 institutions currently support Health
Records on iPhone, listing more than 11,000 care locations. Previously,
patients’ medical records were held in multiple locations, requiring patients
to log in to each healthcare provider’s website to piece together their health
information manually.

Availability

The Health Records feature in the Health app is available to
patients of the medical institutions listed below.

UK

– Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Oxford,
UK

– Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust –
Milton Keynes, UK

Canada

– Women’s College Hospital – Toronto, Ontario

– St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – Hamilton, Ontario

– Mackenzie Health – Richmond Hill, Ontario

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