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“Apple announced on Jan. 24, 2018, that they would be beta testing a new version of their Health app, based on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR, standard for transferring electronic medical records.”

“Though the Department of Veterans Affairs told Federal Times that it is “always interested in new methods and technology to improve Veterans’ health care,” health IT experts said that making government-held health data available on commercial applications like the one offered from Apple would require additional levels of effort.”

“… DoD and VA would need to have end-to-end security assurance, as well as a comprehensive view, of both data in motion and data at rest, at all times. That can be a big ask for a commercial vendor.”  Read the full article here.

Source: There’s an app for that — but getting access to Apple Health for military and vets is a long shot – By Jessie Bur, February 2, 2018. Federal Times.

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