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VA reportedly in talks with Apple to put health records on the iPhone: WSJ

November 21, 2018 / Evan Sweeney

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly in discussions with Apple to put electronic health records on the tech giant's mobile devices, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple would create special software tools that would allow veterans in the VA system to transfer their health records to their iPhone, sources familiar with the project told the WSJ. Emails reviewed by the news outlet also show that President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club associates backed the collaboration. The consumer technology giant first approached the VA in early 2017 with a project that would give Apple access to approximately 9 million patients in the system. Apple would also provide engineering support to the agency.