What’s this, the iPhone actually being used to improve people’s lives? I’m speechless. There’s a new App in the App Store called Allscripts Remote [iTunes link] that allows doctors to remotely access a patient’s medical records right from his or her iPhone (or iPod touch). The idea is that, in an emergency, a doctor won’t have to wait around while the hospital staff pulls up a patient’s records. So if you’re allergic to *whatever*, the doc will now know, immediately, not to give *whatever* to you. Handy!
Note that the doctor will already have to be using Allscripts’ Electronic Records software to use the iPhone App; the App itself is free.
And now we wait for the “electronic medical records will destroy us all!” brigade to attack the App and all its implications.