iphone Health App to the Rescue

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, DelMonte CALBRE#00752739

ios8 - Health App to the Rescue!



You just got hit by a truck crossing the street, the medics are here. They look for your phone and there it is the little white box with the red heart app on your iphone screen. They quickly tap on medical id, see what drugs you are allergic to and who to call for your emergency contact.

Have you updated yet? You need an iphone 4S or newer and ipad 2 or newer (has to have the camera). Is it worth it – yes! It requires several gigs of free space to install – more space than it actually needs once installed.

Apple is billing this as the biggest update since the inception of the iphone. You will see some immediate changes but more will follow once app developers get going. There is now more creative freedom for developers.

I am going to touch on  1 aspect –  the new Health App that is built in to the iphone ios version. Sorry not available on the ipad. Find the icon with the heart. Tap on medical Id in the lower right corner.

 

Then edit >upper right corner. You can add allergies – I’m allergic to Sulfa Drugs.

List medications you are taking, add an emergency contact, blood type, if you are an organ donor and any medical conditions. You can choose to have this info available even when your phone is locked. Emergency responders can look at your iphone and obtain a great deal of info.

 

The health app is going to be the central location for all your health info – if you choose. Other fitness and Health apps will later tie into this app.

 

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Rainmaker
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Jennifer Ferri
Title Junction, LLC - Fort Myers, FL

great idea butwhat happens when the person has a password to access phone??

Guess apple hasn't thought of that??

 

Nov 13, 2014 12:24 AM #1
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Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
Monterey Real Estate

Yes, they have! :) There is a setting where your medical ID will display when locked by tapping - emergency, medical id.  iPhones are popular enough most first responders and medical personal will know this very soon if not already. Thanks for the comment though as forgot to meniton that!!

Nov 13, 2014 01:00 AM #2
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Eileen,  That sounds like an App that everyone should have.  I'm sure it will save a bunch of lives in the future.

Nov 16, 2014 05:14 AM #3
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Eileen Begley, Thanks for sharing this.  I have the new iPhone 6+ and haven't setup any of the health apps yet so this is a great reminder.

Nov 21, 2014 09:05 PM #4
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think, these days, Iphone has an application for anything you need or want. Life is becoming so much easier in some parts.

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