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TECHNOLOGY, National BUSINESS: Apple clinics for your health? It almost just happened | WATCH

Apple was also reported to be in similar acquisition talks with One Medical, another concierge medicine group that charges a membership fee and aggressively leverages technology to smooth the often onerous doctor’s visit process. ~By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY

By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY

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Published 8:02 p.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — How about hitting your local Apple store for a quick health check-up? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. The iPhone-maker almost bought medical clinic startup Crossover Health in a move that would have potentially fast-tracked the idea of Apple-branded health kiosks popping up around the country, according to a CNBC report. Talks have been ongoing throughout the year with Crossover Health, which provides medical wellness centers to self-insured employers, according to the report. The company has facilities in the Bay Area and New York, and its clients include Apple and Facebook. Apple was also reported to be in similar acquisition talks with One Medical, another concierge medicine group that charges a membership fee and aggressively leverages technology to smooth the often onerous doctor’s visit process. Contacts with doctors for everything from appointments to medical advice are often conducted through an app. Apple and Crossover Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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SOURCE: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/10/16/apple-clinics-your-health-almost-just-happened/770368001/

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