What You Should Know:
– The Commons Project, a non-profit public trust, today announced a strategic partnership with LabCorp that allows patients to securely access test results, including COVID-19 screening, via CommonHealth, the privacy-preserving Android app.
– This is the first partnership major commercial lab integration for CommonHealth.
LabCorp and The Commons Project, a non-profit public trust dedicated to building global digital services and platforms for the common good, today announced a strategic partnership to allow people to securely access their LabCorp test results via CommonHealth, the privacy-preserving Android app that enables users to safely collect, store, and use their personal health information. The announcement marks LabCorp as the first major commercial lab to integrate with CommonHealth, which is also working with a wide range of other healthcare providers.
Powering Consumers With Secure Access to Their Diagnostic Test Results Through CommonHealth
CommonHealth allows the 52% of American’s relying on Android devices to have control over their healthcare data and share it with their with doctors, telehealth providers, schools, employers and others whom they may want to have access to this information.
CommonHealth is available for download via Google Play and works like so:
– Aggregates an individual’s health information from multiple sources and allows them to share it with apps and services they trust
– Individuals have the capability to determine the type of information and with whom to share it, and can also change their permissions to remove providers or any data type at any time
– Additionally, without a user’s explicit consent, data accessed and stored with CommonHealth is not shared with any third-party
CommonHealth users now have a convenient, secure option for accessing their LabCorp test results on their Android phones. CommonHealth is distinguished from other apps that allow sharing of clinical data in that it is operated as a non-profit public service with a robust privacy-protecting model for how data is shared and how apps and partners are vetted and held accountable.
The healthcare landscape has evolved dramatically over the past few months, with consumers requesting faster and easier access to their health information,” said Mark Wright, senior vice president of IT Customer Products at LabCorp. “By enabling patients to integrate their test results with CommonHealth, consumers can securely access their results and share them at their discretion with doctors, telehealth providers, schools, employers and others whom they may want to have access to this information.”