Hopkins and MedStar patients can now see medical records on iPhone app

Jan 27, 2018, 19:17
Hopkins and MedStar patients can now see medical records on iPhone app

The company is adding a Health Records feature that shows user information in one place.

"There has been lots of buzz around ARKit", said Ramon Llamas, research manager at IDC. If that means nothing to you, Animoji are animated versions of popular emoji - now only available on the £999 iPhone X (64GB).

"The Android family of phones is already well on its way to AR", he told TechNewsWorld.

Apple gifted us with new Animoji, more insight into battery health, and an update for ARKit yesterday with its release of iOS 11.3.

The attraction of Business Chat is that you can converse with a support rep, schedule an appointment, and make purchases within the Messages app without sharing your contact information.

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Users can communicate directly with businesses right inside iMessage. For example, the new update will most certainly support Apple's new Business Chat feature, which allows users to connect directly with representatives from businesses.

Now, the question that is likely top of mind: how does Apple protect your privacy and security? Will Apple want to encourage users to do that though? "This is a game changer for patients, especially those with complex histories who may see doctors at more than one health system". The new Health Records tool in the Health App will let users view notifications for lab results, check records on medications and conditions, and more. Apple says that the health records data goes directly from the medical provider to your phone-it doesn't reside on Apple's own servers.

Additional iOS 11.3 features include an update to Apple Music, where users can stream the music videos without being interrupted by ads.

Besides Animojis, ARKir 1.5, Battery health monitoring and others there will be a new option which was first announced at WWDC and now will arrive in beta in iOS 11.3, i.e., Business Chat.

The company apparently has accelerated its update rollout pace, said Linda Sui, a research director at Strategy Analytics.

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Apple released the details of the battery management feature along with a number of other features in an unusual move, apparently aimed at stemming complaints about the company's lack of transparency when the issue of the iPhone performance throttling was first discovered. The new version of ARKit will be able to map irregular surfaces better, recognize real-world 2D images like signs and posters, and improve its use of the camera, with 50 percent greater resolution and support for auto-focus.

The upcoming software update will also let you see information on the iPhone battery's health, and will recommend whether it needs fixing or replacing - available for all iPhones since the 6.

Also new with iOS 11.3 is a change that makes the home for music videos, with Apple touting uninterrupted ad-free watching, as well as curation of new hits.

Apple has previewed the features and more about the future update of iOS.

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