Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the company’s greatest contribution to mankind will be in health. So far, some of its initiatives aimed at broadly disrupting the healthcare sector have struggled to gain traction.
Apple wants a slice of healthcare pie
Healthcare remains a significant area of interest and untapped potential for Apple. The company, backed by CEO Tim Cook’s desire for it to make a huge impact in the industry, had quietly begun planning its own primary-care medical service with Apple-employed doctors, according to the Wall Street Journal. Yet the effort has floundered, as Apple struggled to make the shift and instead leaned into developing more health features for the Apple Watch. Among the concerns: employees raised questions about the integrity of health data generated from the clinics. Apple’s struggles adds to the list of big tech’s failures to tap into the industry, including Xealth and Haven, Amazon.com Inc.’s high-profile partnership.
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