Veterans Health Records Now Available Through the iPhone
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.