How would you like it if all your health and medical information was readily accessible via your iPhone device? Well, that is exactly what Apple is currently quietly working on for a while now. This was recently divulged by CNBC, after learning that a team from Apple's health unit has been speaking with developers, hospitals, and several other groups regarding this matter. Based on their findings, the team was trying to look for ways on how they could bring clinical data, along with allergy lists and lab result details, on board the iPhone.
So what this means for iPhone users is that they no longer have to log into hospital websites or make a phone call to their doctor to have their information forwarded to them. With just a tap on their screen, they can have access to every single visit to their doctor, prescription notes, lab test results, and a wealth of other health information stored as a snapshot on their device. These information may then be shared by the user to a third party, much like a hospital or another health practitioner.
As of this writing, there is no clear sense as to how far Apple has worked in this project. One of the sources that talked to the publication about Apple's plans said that the company was considering speaking with start ups in the cloud hosting space for a potential acquisition with this plan. If this all goes well, Apple could very well be onto something really big here.
The main goal of the company in this new venture of theirs is to answer the need for "interoperability crisis," which usually makes it difficult for doctors and clinics to share medical data. Since these things are (still) being handled through portable document format (PDF) files or faxed, they possess a danger of getting lost or tampered with. By giving users a way to easily access and keep track of their medical records, they could choose to share it with a doctor they trust later on and not have to undergo the same tests again. And more importantly, it could potentially help eradicate the risk for missed diagnoses and unnecessary mistakes -- things that would otherwise be fatal for patients with serious diseases.
For quite some time now, Apple has been turning its focus on the health sector. The initiative started in 2014, when Apple launched HealthKit, a new framework created for developers to come up with apps that can be used to gather and share health data about its users. With today's new report, Apple proves they are looking out for the welfare of its users.
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