iPhones will give veterans access to their health records

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In a joint announcement, The US Veterans Affairs (VA) and Apple have said that the veterans will now be able to access Health Records on their iPhone mobiles through the Health app. The feature will be available for the veterans across the US and surrounding areas.

The US Veterans Affairs has been allowing select patients to access their health records throughout the summer. Now, with its wider availability to more veterans, more will be able to proactively take care of their health.

“Helping veterans gain a better understanding of their health is our chance to show our gratitude for their service,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “By working with the VA to offer Health Records on iPhone, we hope to help those who served have greater peace of mind that their health care is in good hands.”

VA is the largest medical system in the US and it provides service to more than 9 million veterans across thousands of facilities. The VA works with institutions like the University of California, Quest Diagnostics, John Hopkins, AllScripts and more, to support Health Records on iPhone.

All of the Health Records data is encrypted, so, it can only be accessed through the user’s iPhone passcode, TouchID or FaceID.