Since its introduction, the Patient is in watch app supported WiFi connections allowing the doctor to use her Apple Watch while away from her iPhone. With the release of version 2.5 of the Patient is in, the doctor will now receive patient assignments over a cellular connection. The doctor may respond to the patient assignment directly from the notification as seen in theses screen shots:

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or directly from the main watch app as she normally would as seen in these screen shots:

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As in previous versions of the Patient is in watch app, Siri as well as FaceTime audio conference calls are also supported over cellular as seen in these screen shots:

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For more information on the the Patient is in watch app, please visit:
An Apple Watch App for Doctors