Weekly 3 things you should know

Apple’s Health Records Feature

If you were asked to retrieve all of your past health records, how long would it take you to pull everything together? With many different electronic health record platforms in use today, Apple seeks to provide one platform where every record can be kept and accessed, quickly and efficiently, in one place. Apple Health Records not only increases patient and provider accessibility to past records, but also keeps patients more informed and involved in their health decisions.
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GE Healthcare Sells Value-Based Care Division to Veritas Capital for $1.05 Billion

Private equity firm Veritas has expanded further into the healthcare technology space through their acquisition of GE Healthcare’s value-based care division. The trio of businesses purchased by Veritas through the $1.05 billion deal include mostly workflow management and IT functions that will help to further modernize our current healthcare system.
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ONC Provides Online Resource for Accessing Health Data

Many patients choose to forego accessing their medical records due to various accessibility issues. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released an easy to follow guide with steps for obtaining, understanding and updating health records to alleviate these issues and allow users to get the most out of their records.
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