Need Your Medical Records? There’s an App for That

June 22, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​Patients will soon be able to request their medical records through their iPhones with Apple's iOS 10 operating system, according to a June 15, 2016, article in TNW. Through HealthKit, which is the framework for the iPhone's Health app, patients will be able to request documents that adhere to the HL-7 standard for marking up clinical documents. Once a health record is converted into the proper format, HealthKit can "decode" it into a file that patients can easily read on their phones.

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