How Apple plans to make patient data rule the future of medicine

Apple COO Jeff Williams shared the company’s healthcare vision for how devices can empower patients to take control of their care.

Apple announced the launch of the Apple Heart Study, in which consumers can use Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms, and the device will notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation. Apple COO Jeff Williams said: “Our focus is empowering consumers to play a more active role in their health.”

Asked by the reporter if Apple can expect more in the healthcare space, Jeff Williams replied, “Stay tuned.”

 

Weblinks:

techrepublic.com – How Apple plans to make patient data rule the future of medicine

CNBC.com – Apple COO Jeff Williams on Apple’s next steps in health

How Apple plans to make patient data rule the future of medicine

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