Many smartphone OEMs are pushing health / fitness apps these days, and Samsung is one of the best-known ones. The company pre-installs their S Health suite on their Android-powered Galaxy smartphones, and the app is actually quite capable. This app is actually not exclusive to Samsung's devices, and most of you will be able to download it through the Google Play Store if you're interested. That being said, a new piece of S Health-related news has popped up, let's see what's it about.
The UK-based company, Medelinked, has actually partnered up with Samsung, and has been appointed a Samsung S Health partner. The Medelinked app is now available for Galaxy and other Android devices through the Google Play Store, Samsung S Store and App Store (iOS). Now, Medelinked is not the first S Health partner, this company joins the likes of Nike and Virgin Pulse. Medelinked actually brings forth a number of features through S Health, such as the ability to record, connect and share individual medical details, including allergies, conditions, medications and immunisations. In case you're wondering where does all the data go, Medelinked wants to assure you that your info / data is secure. The company stores all the data in their secure cloud, and you're the only one that has access and control over that data.
So, what's the benefit of Medelinked? Well, you'll be able to use the stores info to create personal and family health profiles online, which you can then pass off to healthcare specialists if you want to do so. "We are now seeing a dramatic shift in healthcare – individuals have a heightened interest in their own wellbeing and are increasingly interacting with personal technology to manage their lives," said Medelinked's founder and CEO, Ian Gallifant. He has also added the following: "This collaboration with Samsung means Medelinked is now front and centre of the Android ecosystem, bringing together the S Health platform and a host of sensors and devices to ensure personal, portable electronic health records are the way forward for improved healthcare and better outcomes in the future."
Samsung's S Health service is quite capable on its own, but Medelinked actually brings a lot more to the table. This company has been focused solely on healthcare, and it will be interesting to see what will come out of this partnership.