"Apple Inc. is in talks with the Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver portable electronic health items to military veterans, a partnership that will simplify patient's hospital visits and give the technology giant the opportunity to hit millions of new customers, according to people familiar with the efforts and e posts reviewed by The Wall Street Journal "Ben Kesling and Tripp Mickle's report for The Wall Street Journal.
"Under the plans being discussed, Apple would create special software tools that make VA's estimated nine million veterans currently logged into the system to transfer health records to iPhones and provide technical support to the agency," Kesling and Mickle. "Apple in January announced its foray in the field of electronic archives with a feature that allows patients to import and store medical information."
"Top VA officials, as well as employees of President Trumps Mar-a-Lago Club, discussed the project last year in a series of e-mails reviewed by Journal " Kesling and Mickle report. "The VA Partnership has the potential to accelerate Apple's efforts to overcome past challenges by letting it tap into one of the country's largest concentrated patient populations," says health professionals. "With nine million users, they want the largest mobile the platform for storing records on personal phones, "said Iltifat Husain, Assistant Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and co-founder of Impathiq, a health data analysis company.
One of the largest The healthcare problems in the US today are that there is no "Quartberback" – someone who drives the effort, coordinates the different specialists, ensures that everyone is on the same side of the treatment plan, drug interactions, allergies, etc. A playbook that shows complete image of patient's health data would be very useful – and let the various medical personnel every quarter by themselves. Hopefully, Apple can enter, build and fulfill this need with the company's worldly security and privacy. – MacDailyNews, August 22 , 2016
How much this will improve healthcare can not be overestimated. Apple will save lives here. – MacDailyNews, June 15, 2017
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