What putting medical records on an Apple Watch means for your privacy

What putting medical records on an Apple Watch means for your privacy

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Apple wants to put your medical history in the palm of your hand. And, for good measure, on your wrist as well. 

The tech giant confirmed Wednesday that it intends to allow customers access to their medical records via iPhones and Apple Watches on iOS 11.3 beta. But like with so many things in the world of highly personal data, putting medical information on a digitally connected device is not without risk — and how it all shakes out could have a huge impact on the lives of millions. 

According to CNBC, which broke the story, the new feature will be folded into the Apple Health app. After a health provider is added to the app, the “user taps to connect to Apple’s software system.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable | What putting medical records on an Apple Watch means for your privacy

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