A primer: What healthcare providers need to know about Apple’s latest EHR move

Imagine a future where you never have to fill out another form when you visit the doctor or a hospital. With the release of Apple’s Health Records, the healthcare industry is taking a significant step toward that potential future. Cardinal Health provides this free primer.
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Cardinal health's website.
Patients typically have limited access to their health records — often only viewable through a health system's patient portal — with nearly zero ability to control their health information. However, with Apple's new Health Records feature, seated inside the iPhone's encrypted and password-protected HealthKit ecosystem, patients can pull their health information directly from a provider's electronic health record (EHR) onto their smartphones.
What does this mean for patients? Immediately, it provides them with a holistic view of their health and enables them to engage more directly with their care. At participating health systems, it also offers patients a new way to engage with their patient portal services. Click to continue>>

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