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Imagine a day where you can show your doctor your iPhone instead of explaining how you are feeling. That is what Apple is reportedly working on.
According to a report from CNBC, Apple has a secret team working within Apple’s health unit that is bringing together developers, hospitals and other medical professionals to bring clinical data into the iPhone. You can then share this data easily with anyone who needs to know it, such as your doctor for example.
The secret team is made up of developers and software engineers from a number of health record companies from around the US. With this service, Apple aims to stop the fragmentation of health data across multiple services by putting everything into one place instead. Apple is also looking to make some purchases in the cloud hosting space to help it store up the health data.
For now, this may be a solely US-focused initiative as it's unclear whether the UK's National Health Service would allow Apple to have access to its database. However, this kind of tech does bring up the question of privacy when it comes to medical data.
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