LabCorp, one of the leading medical science companies in the US, has announced that they now fully support Health Records in the Health app on the iPhone. The integration requires that patients have a LabCorp account and give permission for the LabCorp Patient app to write information to the Health app.
LabCorp test results are viewable in the Apple® Health app for LabCorp patients who have a LabCorp Patient™ account and enable integration with the Health Records app. In addition to their LabCorp test results, patients will have information from participating healthcare institutions organized into one view, covering allergies, medical conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals. Patients will receive notifications when their data is updated. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
If you have ever had any blood or other lab work done by your doctor or hospital, it is highly likely that you have had work from LabCorp done. Now, instead of having to go to their site or depend on your doctor to provide you the results, you can get them right within the Health app a few days after they are completed.
Health Records itself is still in beta so adoption of the service is still a work in progress. The good news is that when Apple does roll it out to healthcare providers, such as LabCorp, the Apple Health app will become your one-stop-shop for all of your health records and tracking.
There is no official word yet on when Health Records will be available broadly and out of beta.