Apple To Allow You To Access All Your Health Records From iPhone

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Apple is essentially having to catch-up, but now that it has been released on the public beta programme, progress is being made.

iOS 11.3 would feature a new app called "Health Records" that "streamlines" all the medical data of the patient (user) across various healthcare providers.

Note: Apple has stated that the iOS 11.3 build now available to developers does not have the battery management options. The stable build will be rolled out this spring for the iPhone 5s and later models; all iPad Air and iPad Pro models; iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 2 and later models, as well as the iPod touch 6th generation. Patients from participating medical institutions will have information from various institutions organized into one view and receive regular notifications for their lab results, medications, conditions and more.

Even more, Apple has heard user complaints about slowing down older iPhones to conserve battery life and is looking to make it right. Medical data stored on iPhone devices are encrypted and protected with the user's iPhone passcode, Apple said. It uses the phone's Face ID hardware face-scanning features to create custom 3D versions of emoji based on facial expressions.

Apple writes, "In the coming months, more medical facilities will connect to Health Records offering their patients access to this feature".

Is it a simple case of Apple "bubbling" this functionality up in iOS?

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The tvOS 11.3 public beta can be obtained by going to the Settings app on Apple TV, navigating to "System", then to "Software Updates", followed by toggling on "Get Public Beta Updates". The upgrades and updates include a new set of Animoji, an ARKit update and a unique ability to view individual health records directly in the Health app. Apple responded with cheaper battery replacements (see "Apple Apologizes for iPhone Battery Issue, Drops Replacement Prices to $29", 3 January 2018) and promises of better battery management features.

For iPhone X users, iOS 11.3 will also bring in four new Animoji: a lion, a bear, a dragon, and a skull.

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Previously you've only been allowed to drop items on horizontal surfaces, like tables or floors, but now you'll be able to use vertical ones as well. In the app, the latest results will appear at the top. The feature activates Global Positioning System and Wi-Fi services when someone calls any emergency number and then sends a text with caller's precise location to responders.

Apple's latest update to the Health app could mark an important milestone in the digitization of health records. Now it it easier to update to stay up to date to the most important videos on Apple News with the new video group in option.