Technology Matters-To Your Health

Tech Talk

    Apple teaming with the VA to provide access to vets health records.

    Some time this summer, vets will be able to view their health records on the iPhone health app.

    Veterans will see a snapshot of their health profile.

    The data will encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, touch I-D or face I-D.

    Apple earlier cut a deal to let users access records from more than 100 hospitals through it’s health records app.

    More new tech for older Americans.

    The Walabot motion sensor detects falls and notifies your contact.

    Apple and Nurture watches detect falls.  As does the smart shoe…..which sends alerts.

    The Hip Safe inflates to cushion your hips if you fall.

    Black and Decker’s Pria tracks and dispenses medication.

    Samsung offers Bot Care to help with health routines.

    Elli-Q is a robot keeping seniors connected.

    There’s even robot pets for companionship.

    You can now check your health status and information with Alexa.

    Amazon added HIPAA compliance to Alexa skills.

    Now, third party app developers, following guidelines, can create healthcare skills for Alexa.

    Alexa may be able to help you by booking an appointment or checking a prescription delivery.

    Ask questions such as “Alexa, pull up by blood gluose readings.”

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