It's been less than eight months since Apple announced, as one of the new features of iOS 11.3, the feature Health Record. As we explained in this article, the function of the tool (which is part of the Health app) is to gather your personal data and information collected by hospitals, clinics, laboratories and other health organizations of different types and natures, effectively transforming your iPhone into a health center on your person.
At the time of the launch, as we mentioned, 12 health institutions were already adopting the Ma system. This number was more or less stable until the company opened the tool's API, in June, for developers to create their own solutions and expand the control of the institutions. on the data from, the thing started to grow out.
Now, as Apple's health and medical information leader Ricky Bloomfield has reported, 77 health organizations around the United States adopting the Apple Health Record in different areas of the country, from California to Oregon and Washington. The full list of institutions can be found here.
Bloomfield's speech was part of a lecture given by the executive at a recent medical conference on interoperability. In it, the Apple representative spoke more about the standard chosen by Ma to build the database of the Health Registry (the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR), explaining that the company chose to use the “Argonauta” approach, a more simplified form of the standard, to encourage broader and faster adoption by organizations that want to make the transition.
The executive also made a point of pointing out that patient data never goes through Apple's servers everything that is recorded by clinics, laboratories, hospitals and the like about a customer goes directly from the systems of these institutions directly to his device, without Ma being able to not even have partial access to the data.
He concluded by stating that, by the end of the year, the benefits of the system, which is still in beta, will begin to be visible in the US health system for users of the Apple ecosystem.
Of course, it is important to note that this endeavor by Apple is totally designed with the particular way in which the American health system works to expand this initiative to other countries, such as Brazil, it would be necessary to adapt it to the needs and peculiarities of each territory, which can be a very complex task. However, it is still a hope, right?