Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone

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Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone
“It’s really strange to me that you can easily pull up all of your spending record on your credit card going back a long way in every detail, yet your health is way more important
and you don’t have easy access to your health information,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.
“We want to make sure that consumers are empowered with information about their health.”
Tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet, Google’s parent company, are going head-to-head to
obtain a larger slice of American health care spending, which amounts to more than $3 trillion annually
It will enable users to transfer clinical data — like cholesterol levels
and lists of medications prescribed by their doctors — directly from their medical providers to their iPhones, potentially streamlining how Americans gain access to some health information.
A dozen medical institutions across the United States — including Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore
and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles — have agreed to participate in the beta version of the new feature.

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