October 18, 2017
Apple was reportedly very close to buying a health clinic start-up and potentially a nationwide primary care provider. According to CNBC, Apple had been negotiating an acquisition of Crossover Health for months until talks eventually fell through. The US firm works with self-insured companies to provide on-site medical clinics and already works with large technology firms like Apple and Facebook to provide services for employees. It also has clinics in New York and San Francisco Bay Area. At the same time, Apple had approached One Medical Group – a concierge medicine provider which requires an annual membership or retainer from patients to provide services from their doctors.