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Apple expands effort to give patients iPhone access to medical records

Apple has launched an enhancement to its Health app that enables patients at participating U.S. hospitals and clinics to get access to their medical records from multiple providers on their iPhones.

Previously, 12 major providers—including Cedars-Sinai, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Penn Medicine—were able to make the Health Records feature available to their patients as participants in Apple’s beta software program. However, patients from 39 healthcare organizations now can view their medical records, in read-only mode, on their iPhones by updating to the new iOS 11.3 mobile operating system.

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