Apple announced today that it is bringing Health Records to iPhone users in the UK and Canada. The feature provides enhanced health data for iPhones based on information collected during doctor and hospital visits.
The feature requires no additional apps to be installed, with the standard Health app where everything should reside.
“We designed Health Records on the iPhone to allow people to easily view their health records at any time, and we’re excited to put this feature in the hands of customers in the UK and Canada,” said Kevin Lynch, Apple’s vice president of technology. “We believe that people should have access to their health information in the most private and secure way, and we have worked hand in hand with health institutions and organizations to put privacy at the heart of the patient experience.”
Unfortunately, only a select few health organizations are online right now.
Oxford University Hospital Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Oxford, UK
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Milton Keynes, UK
Women’s College Hospital – Toronto, Ontario
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – Hamilton, Ontario
Mackenzie Health – Richmond Hill, Ontario
People in the United States have been able to take advantage of the Health Records feature for a long time now, and it has more than 11,000 locations online. It will take a long time before the UK and Canada can unfortunately boast this level of coverage. However, Apple says more facilities will come online in the coming months.
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