28 December 2017
Apple is collaborating with heath start-up ‘Health Gorilla’ to add diagnostic data such as blood work, to its iPhone. The firm will be integrating the technology with hospitals, labs, and imaging centres, according to sources.
According to Health Gorilla's website, the start-up offers a secure clinical network which collects health data from a range of providers, and offers doctors and hospitals a comprehensive overview of a patient's health. The start-up says that patients will be able to get a copy of their medical records in just 10 minutes.
Access your complete health profile in one place, from prior medical history, to doctor and specialist referrals, to your latest test results. It's all available through Health Gorilla's secure clinical network, anytime - from your computer or your favourite device on the go.
Thousands of physicians, specialists, labs, clinics, health centres, hospitals, and other facilities are already connected to Health Gorilla. Reach them easily, and securely share information with everyone in your care circle - whether medical professionals or family and loved ones.
Through Health Gorilla, Apple iPhone’s Health App could add a range of data sourced directly from different health providers and add blood work results, x-rays, physical therapy information, and more. The Cupertino giant has also reportedly hired a number of developers who are familiar with the transfer of electronic health records and has also been in touch with several health IT industry groups for its Health initiative. The cupertino giant had also acquired health data startup Gliimpse last year. Apple may launch the new Health features in the final version of iOS 11 in the fall.