LabCorp joins Apple's Health Records project, increasing patient access to lab results

LabCorp, a network of clinical testing laboratories, has joined Apple's Health Records project.

Earlier this year, the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant unveiled plans to integrate patient health records into the iPhone's Health app as part of its iOS 11.3 beta rollout. The pilot program launched in January at 12 hospitals, including such leading providers as Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Since then, more than 100 hospitals have signed on to the project, according to Apple's most recent tally.

With the new feature, patients who undergo clinical testing at a LabCorp facility will have the option to access their diagnostic results from within the iPhone's Health app, along with other details of their medical history — such as allergies, immunization history and medications — from participating providers.

"LabCorp on Health Records will help provide healthcare consumers with a more holistic view of their health," said David P. King, LabCorp's chairman and CEO. "Laboratory test results are central to medical decision making, and broadening access to this information will help patients take charge of their health and wellness."

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