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Community Health Systems makes Apple Health Records available at 100 affiliated hospitals

April 11, 2019 / Nathan Eddy

Community Health Systems (CHS) announced that the Apple Health Records app for iPhones is now available to patients at approximately 100 CHS-affiliated hospitals. Apple Health Records helps users to visualize and securely store their health records, allowing them to aggregate records from multiple institutions alongside their patient-generated data, creating a more holistic view of their health. Patients who have received care from a CHS-affiliated participating hospital can use their iPhones to receive and store details from their medical records, ranging from allergies and conditions to procedures and vitals. Patients can also include information about immunizations, labs, and medications, as well as receive notifications whenever their data is updated. To ensure the security of transmitted data, Apple’s Health Records app is based on HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), a standard for transferring electronic medical records.