As usual, all data is both encrypted as well as inaccessible without your device’s passcode or biometric access like Face ID or Touch ID.

The Veterans Affairs team-up comes over a year and a half after Apple first introduced its Health Records feature. However, it’s only really been available through those medical networks and hospitals partnering with Apple. This expands access to the 9 million-plus veterans enrolled in VA’s health care program. Only some will have iPhones, but this still makes medical info considerably more accessible than it has been in the past.