iOS 15 and the Future of Healthcare

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) always brings interesting announcements about updates to hardware, new products, and changes to the iOS platform. The conference, which took place in early June, was very focused on iOS 15, otherwise known as Monterey.

What was significant about this announcement was how iPhone and Apple Watch users will have increased points of data collection and the ability to share health data with their family and healthcare providers, as well as walking steadiness.  

As we have been developing Journal My Health, one of our key features has been sharing the reports easily. Our team believes that the sharing of data will make it easier to sort through, and will make it easier for patients, loved ones and healthcare providers to notice correlations between various tracked physical and environmental factors.

Founder & CEO Tracey Welson-Rossman explains why the new health updates to iOS are heartening for patients with chronic conditions.

Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, explains why Apple was working on these changes. “This past year has emphasized the importance of health, and we’re enabling our users to take a more active role in their well-being.” The additions to Apple’s trend tracking also points to the growing understanding of the power of a person’s data in better understanding their individuality as it relates to their health journeys. 

At Journal My Health, we also know that having meaningful conversations with a doctor about your activities, your symptoms and other changes to your health during a visit is a key part of managing your health, but it can be difficult to remember the details between appointments.

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