Stay healthy with iOS 8
or if you feel you’re managing to do just fine without the involvement of technology, Health has another feature that is nonetheless worth setting up. It can create a Medical ID that’s accessible from your iPhone’s Lock Screen. The idea is that in an emergency, whoever finds you – or the medical professionals looking after you – will have access to your emergency contacts, details of any medical conditions or allergies and any treatments you’re taking that might determine the care that’s given to you.
Setting up your Medical ID could be a lifesaving act – not just for you, but for someone else if, in the worst of circumstances, your Medical ID confirms that you consent to donate your organs. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that quite yet, though! Alan Stonebridge