Combining the two companies would allow patients to access genetic testing and their health records in one place, and make it easier for Invitae to collect and organize health records.
Apple has integrated with 700 providers for its health records app. But it faces a similar challenge to other health records projects that have failed in the past: patient uptake.
Anil Sethi was the director of health records at Apple until his sister was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, and given weeks to live. After traveling with her to different doctors across the country, and helping carry her records, Sethi created his own company to pull together harder-to-find records, such as scans and pathology reports.
The UK’s decision to set back the start date of a new patient data-sharing scheme by two months has been welcomed by privacy campaigners, who have claimed it was being rushed through without sufficient public scrutiny. The centralised database of medical records from 55 million people was due to come online on 1 July, but …
Apple is adding a feature that would allow people to share their health data with trusted contacts, such as their doctor or a family member. For example, they could share heart rate data collected by an Apple Watch.
Remember the Care.data debacle? Now, a new move by NHS England to move the records of 55 million patients into a database that will be accessible by third-party companies is under fire by privacy campaigners, who claim it could be unlawful. The new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service was unveiled earlier …
Seqster, a San Diego based company looking to build a platform for patients’ health records, DNA data and wearable data, raised $12 million in a funding round led by OmniHealth Holdings.
By MERLE BUSHKIN I recently asked my Primary Care Physician’s Medical Records Department for copies of my records covering the last eight months during which I had four office visits, five blood draws, and nine brief email exchanges. I should add that my PCP uses one of the two most popular EMR systems. To my …
New interoperability rules hold promise in making it easier for patients to access and share their health data. But there’s still a long way to go to make a health records turnkey.
The app, developed by the Commons Project Foundation and the World Economic Forum, lets travelers share vaccination records, Covid-19 test results and health declarations.