Apple brings Health Records on iPhone to UK
Apple has announced that the Health Records feature in the Health app is now available for users in the UK to view and store their medical records on their iPhone.
Starting with Oxford University Hospitals and the Milton Keynes University Hospital, the Health Records tool allows users to see a central view of their medial records from participating medical institutions, showing recorded allergies, conditions, immunisations, lab results, medications, procedures, and more, with notifications whenever their data is updated.
The feature has been enabled in the United States since 2018, and is used by over 500 institutions. Apple is also today expanding the feature to users in Canada.
We designed Health Records on iPhone to empower people to easily view their health records at any time, and we are thrilled to put this feature in the hands of customers in the UK and Canada, said Kevin Lynch, Apple’s vice president of Technology. We believe people should have access to their health information in the most private and secure way, and we have worked hand in hand with healthcare institutions and organisations to put privacy at the centre of the patient experience.
Apple says in the coming months, more medical facilities will connect to Health Records and offer their patients access to this feature.