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  • Apple in talks to transfer US veterans' medical records to iPhone

    This can be a. important feature for Vets of all ages.  I'm from the Vietnam era, but there are older Vets than me.  For some from WW II and Korea the system would  support the older Vets, or their family/care giver.

    Since the VA is one of the longest running computer based health records system it may end up having some very large health records,  That might need to be looked at when looking at, say, the flu in 1952.

    Several needs I see would be the ability to reorder Rx's (just like you do on your computer) and use of Finger Print or Face ID to log in. Same with Secure Messaging ,in the VA System.

    I believe that the VA Health System is looking at updating their health systems.  If so I would hope that Apple can help influence them in various areas.
  • Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pago...

    I can remember all the screaming when the Sydney Opera House design was released.  Same in Paris when the Glass Pyramid was announced.

     If public opinion was ruling approval of the plans that design would never have been built,  Apple pushes the envelope in their designs and sometimes it takes time to get used to it.
  • Apple VP of Health says FDA was 'very critical' in Apple Watch clearance, relationship wit...


    I'm starting to get old - half way through 74.

    I've had a few falls, but some were just stumbles.

    I take my heart & blood pressure fairly religiously.

    The wife and daughter bought me an Watch for Christmas

    Fall and Heart detections were the reason

    Nuff said
  • Healthcare an opportunity for Apple to 'lead digital disruption' versus rivals

    I'm 75 in August and have had a few falls lately so my first priority in an Watch was the fall detection.  As a Diabetic I'm now waiting for Blood Sugar monitoring and will probably go for another  "new" Watch when that feature is developed. 

    The one factor that concerns me with medical monitoring is how heavy a load will it put on the batteries.  With Blood Sugar you ,might have 30 minute  test intervals with before meals and after meals added.  The potential for monitoring ECG & heart rate together would allow Apple to identify AFib on the go and alert the user of the need to get checked, as well as providing data strips on the iPhone.

     One huge explosion will come if Apple can identify a heart attack, notify the patient and then notify care givers, ambulances, etc. with locations.  

    Can you see a handful of attacks hitting patients in the middle of a stadium filled with avid fans at the Oklahoma-Texas Football Game, or Michigan -  Michigan State, or even Harvard - Yale,  As the ambulances head to the stadium Apple will need to notify the refs via the refs Watch that play will need to be put on hold while announcement is made for everyone to check their Watches and raise their hand if there is a heart warning being displayed,

    As medical features grow in the iOS/macOS environment the need for battery performance is going to need to grow even faster.  But what a ride it can be!

  • Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

    I'm hoping that a new SE sized iPhone is announced in September. My wife owns an SE and refuses to  use anything larger,  The XR (the cheapest X Series iPhone) is a joke for those with smaller hands,  It's simply uncomfortable  to use.  The current design points in the X Series (or the XI Series) is where the SE point needs to one.

    The SE also opens the door to a traditional marketing program of upgrades used by the auto industry for generations.  GM would start you with a Chevy, move you to a Pontiac, then an Olds (or Buick) and maybe a Caddy.  Toyota has that. same approach, but starts you with a Corolla,

    Apple can take that same path with lower costs iPhones like the SE and base level Macs.  The difference between the Apple approach and the auto approach would be how  easily upgrading Apples would be compared to cars.