Under HIPAA, patients have the right to access their medical records, but in practice, most let their provider be the custodian of the data for security and practical reasons.This development lowers the barriers to access. Now, millions of Apple users can download their health records from their providers with the necessary verification. Apple has also developed a standard that's being adopted by many providers, supporting interoperability between disparate systems and breaking data silos. In a growing trend where users have on-demand access to their electronic health records, clients should look to develop offerings that enable users to engage with and derive utility from their health data.
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