Apple extends iPhone health records access to CPSI clients

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Patients at community hospitals and clinics using an Evident EHR can now access their medical data on the iPhone's Health app.

Evident is an EHR vendor under the CPSI parent company.

Through the Apple Health app, patients will be able to view an aggregated record of their medical data — including immunizations, lab results and procedure history — from participating providers.

"Giving our patients access to this type of technology has many benefits to our patients and staff," Julie Jones, CEO of Community Hospital in Fairfax, Mo., said in a CPSI news release. "We have found that our patients are much more informed of their current health and care status, which helps our clinical staff focus more time on proactive treatment and better care outcomes for their patients."

Apple launched its health records app in January 2018 with the goal to improve consumer and patient experience. Since then, more than 100 hospitals and clinics have added the feature.

"We've worked closely with the health community to create an experience everyone has wanted for years — to view medical records easily and securely right on your iPhone," Apple COO Jeff Williams said when announcing the project in January. "By empowering customers to see their overall health, we hope to help consumers better understand their health and help them lead healthier lives."

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