What you need to know
- MEDITECH will support iOS 15's health data sharing this fall.
- Patients and doctors will be able to share health records via the Apple Health app.
MEDITECH has confirmed that it will support iOS 15's secure health data sharing feature when it arrives later this year. Apple says that iOS 15 will be available to the public this fall.
Sharing a new press release yesterday, MEDITECH notes that the move will put patients back in control of their health records. Users will be able to ee and control their data via the Apple Health app on their iPhone.
This new feature builds on Health Records on iPhone, which creates a direct connection between healthcare organizations and a patient's iPhone. Patients can see a central view of their allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures, and vitals directly within the Health app. And beginning this fall, participating organizations can enable patients to share their everyday health information with their physician, empowering patients to determine what data they want to share with selected hospitals and physician practices.
Apple's iOS 15 release will also make it possible for people to share their health data with other people for the first time.
Apple announced iOS 15 during the WWDC opening keynote earlier this week. The first beta release is now in the hands of developers, while a public beta will kick in next month.
Apple is all-in on health, not least with its popular Apple Watch wearable. The Apple Watch Series 6 is the current best Apple Watch on the market, at least until Apple Watch Series 7 is announced later this year. If the rumors are accurate, that release will offer a blood glucose monitor for the first time – a real boon for diabetics.