“The personal medical devices gold rush has begun,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “Apple is investing heavily to deliver solutions for the sector, recruiting expert health technologists to help product development. Why?”

“At its simplest the global population is growing and life expectancy generally increasing,” Evans writes. “This strains global medical resources even while the sad truth is that we’re not training enough doctors to meet the growing need.”

“The big corporations aren’t being altruistic in their attempt to introduce medical solutions. They hope to capitalize on the personal health needs of the planet’s seven billion inhabitants,” Evans writes. “Governments will support them in these attempts in order to cut health care costs while affordably extending the useful tax paying lives of their citizens. This conjunction of human need along with government fiscal strategy and demographic demand makes mobile medical a key market for future IT industry growth. Health care is good business. Which is why Apple is investing in it.”

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