Apple Upsets the Health Cart
A new disruptor is entering the healthcare sector. Apple is launching a network of medical clinics for its employees, the AC Wellness Network. Apple’s move follows the group initiative of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase to create a healthcare service for their collective one million employees. Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized the US health system at the company’s annual shareholder meeting this month, reports Financial Times: “It “doesn’t always motivate the best innovative products.” Apple has already engaged with the health industry through its HealthKit and ResearchKit software and data platforms. And a software update will enable iPhone users to download their electronic medical records from hospitals. With its proven DNA of innovation, Apple may be the biggest force yet for radical change in the health industry.
John Howell, Editorial Director