As announced earlier this year, Apple Health’s Health Records service is now available for veterans in the US and surrounding areas.
After a summer test period, users of iOS devices receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration can set up integration of Health Records to see details such as medications, lab results, and more in one place.
The Health Records feature was introduced iniOS 12 for the first time, but it naturally requires partnerships with medical institutions.
The Veterans Administration is US largest medical system, helping over 9 million veterans, and today’s announcement greatly extends the scope of Health Records. To sign up, tap your profile picture, open the Health app, and then select Accounts-> Health Records-> Start.
Once set up, the Apple Health Records data is automatically synchronized with the servers of the health care provider, providing up-to-date information on prescribed treatments, medications, and more.
There are over 400 healthcare providers supporting iPhone Health Records in total. All local data is encrypted for maximum protection by the user’s passcode.
Find out more in the full press release of Apple.