Apple Inc. and the Department of Veterans Affairs are reportedly discussing the creation of portable electronic health records for military veterans in a bid to improve hospital visits.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple is considering a new software suite to provide the VA’s roughly nine million veterans enrolled in the system to transfer their health records to iPhones.
“With nine million users, they will have the largest mobile platform for storing records on personal phones,” Iltifat Husain, Wake Forest School of Medicine assistant professor and analytics company Impathiq co-founder, told WSJ.
Citing an unnamed source, WSJ reports Apple first floated the proposal to the VA in 2017.
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