LifeBridge Health's patients can now view all of their medical records on their iPhones as Apple updates their health app on the new operating system released Thursday.
"Now your patients can consolidate their health records from multiple institutions along with their patient-generated data to create a more holistic view of their health," reads an online description of the new app.
Apple hopes the information will give people a better understanding of their health and allow them to have more control over them.
The upgrade means that iPhone users no longer need to log in to multiple doctors' or hospitals websites to view their medical information. Users can also choose to receive notifications when their information is updated. The sensitive data is encrypted and protected with iPhone passwords.
LifeBridge Health, the parent company of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and others in the region, joins Johns Hopkins Medicine and MedStar Health, who in January would give their patients greater access to their medical records with their iPhones. [1