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Apple now lets you access medical records in Health app


By David Lomb

Posted April 4th 2018


Apple released iOS 11.3 last week, and along with a slew of other fun additions, the update includes a new feature: Health Records. If you’re a patient within certain health systems — like Duke, NYU Langone, Stanford and Yale — you can view your medical records on your iPhone.

Apple announced the new feature months ago, but now we know how Health Records will work. Predictably, it’s located within the Health app for easy access. Ideally this keeps the info handy for the patient to view and hand over to doctors — which is easier than carrying around an entire medical file. All data contained will be encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode.

Patients from nearly 40 health institutions across the US (listed here) can view their records after updating to iOS 11.3, but it wouldn’t be surprising if that list continued to grow.

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