Just over a week after LabCorp announced it would make test results available through Apple’s Health Record app, another national laboratory is doing the same.
Quest Diagnostics announced that its MyQuest portal is available to iPhone users through the Apple Health app that has connected more than 120 hospitals, provider groups, and now the two largest clinical laboratories in the country.
"Consumers play a more active role in managing their health and wellness than ever before, and they expect the most accurate and up-to-date diagnostic information, so that they can make educated decisions," Cathy Doherty, senior vice president and group executive of Clinical Franchise Solutions & Marketing, said in an announcement. "The MyQuest update supporting Health Records on iPhone is another resource for individuals to empower better health."
The MyQuest portal, launched in 2014, has more than 6 million registered users, according to the company. The app allows users to view, store and share test results on a smartphone or tablet. The update now syncs that access with Apple's Health app so users can access lab results alongside their medical records.
Quest has also updated the portal to allow users to add approved users and the ability to order certain tests directly without a physician’s order.
Together, LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics represent more than 260 million patient encounters annually. Quest says the company processes clinical tests for 30% of American adults each year and serves approximately half of hospitals and physicians each year.
Last year Quest reported $7.7 billion in revenues. LabCorp reported $10.2 billion during the same year.