Veterans Health Records Now Available Through the iPhone

Published On February 12, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | News and Analysis

Apple is stepping up its game in the health sector. Apple, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has announced that veterans can now access their health records straight from their iPhones. The records will be available through the iPhone Health Records section of the Health app.

The VA is home to the largest medical system in the country and has struggled with multiple issues. This partnership will make it easier for veterans to review their medical records for conditions, vaccinations, tests results, diagnoses, and more.

In a statement Apple CEO Tim Cook said; “We have great admiration for veterans, and we’re proud to bring a solution like Health Records on iPhone to the veteran community. It’s truly an honor to contribute to the improved healthcare of America’s heroes.”

Apple believes that easier access to veterans medical records could have a significant impact on our military hero’s health. Apple’s stated goal is to improve the dialog between veterans and their physicians. Such an improvement could increase the quality of veterans medical care.

Apple is making big moves in the field of medicine and developing partnerships with medical providers across the nation.

Last March, Apple announced partnerships with over 100 hospitals in 39 different health care systems allowing users to access their medical records. A Wall Street Journal report  pointed out that linking health records to different apps could provide new health benefits like automatic prescription refills, appointments reminders, and more.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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