Nov 20, 2018 - Technology

Report: Apple in talks to make vets' health records available online

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Apple is in talks with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to help create digital health records that roughly nine million military veterans could view on their iPhones, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: Apple is looking to provide patients with better access to their health records, and a deal with the VA would give that effort a significant boost. Apple first approached the VA back in 2017, a source told the Journal. An Apple representative was not immediately available for comment.

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