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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.
A lot of things can contribute to Dementia. Saw my Doc Monday and he mentioned that a recent CE class they discussed that a large number of sleeping pills can double the risk of Dementia. He also said that he has banned those groups of sleep meds from his practice. While detection is damn important, just as important are those aspects of daily life that can cause it. It might be that a lower level of oxygen in the blood (PulseOx) brings it on faster, or chemicals exposed to at work or during military service. PulseOx is easy to check with inexpensive meters you can get from Amazon type web sites.
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 needs to let every national politician understand d how much they have paid to developers since the iPhone was open to developers. Maybe some information on the growth in the number of developers over the years.
There is also a need to help them understand that any political invasion of the Apple environment will only be a huge gift to hackers and those sending out ransom ware.
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!
Is there really any difference between a 97% level of satisfaction and a 98% level? Maybe for younger people, but as someone who has used computers since the '80's I believe satisfaction levels in the 90's to be impressive. Obviously at my age the eyes are forgiving of only above average displays, jus as the ears don't need the highest fidelity in speakers. I believe that we are finally in an age where consumer level technologies have reached a point where average consumers can tell the difference in their normal lives. Advances, like the EEC and Fall Detection in the Watch do make a difference, as new primary medical technologies. The average consumer will not being using Pages or Numbers or Keynote on their watch.