Apple is teaming up with a tiny startup called Health Gorilla to bring comprehensive clinical data to the iPhone, reports CNBC. The goal is to integrate with hospitals, imaging centers and lab-testing companies to make data such as blood work accessible from the smartphone.
According to its website, Health Gorilla specializes in giving doctors a “complete picture of patient health history.” The tech is primarily geared towards physicians, allowing them to easily share records, but also has a free offering for patients that delivers medical info in short order.
Apple is hoping its new partnership will allow it to solve the long-standing interoperability problem by putting patients in charge of their own medical information. This will enable hospitals to access vital data at the point of care, cutting down on missed diagnoses and other errors.