“Enter Apple. The most important health company in the world,” Unity Stoakes writes for Forbes. “And it’s not because of their hyped products such as the Apple Watch, or HealthKit ResearchKit platforms; rather, it’s the unique combination of assets, starting with Apple’s powerful relationship with the consumer, that will pave a path for their huge impact on health:”
1. Purpose and imagination
2. Consumer trust and engagement
3. Technology, data and design
4. Innovation networks
5. Global reach and local delivery channels
6. Power, influence and capital
“Imagine what happens when tens of millions of people (or billions) are wearing Apple’s connected health devices and a community of healthcare transformers are able to leverage the data of the crowd to advance our health and wellness? What happens when these tools start delivering actionable advice, incrementally, over the course of our lives? That’s where this all builds to — every Apple device collecting, connecting and contributing to a personalized dashboard representing our own health and wellness portfolios,” Stoakes writes. “The dashboard is a big step forward around personalized care and in the form of a connected platform for researchers and innovators, a sea of opportunity to solve for health issues that plague large subsets of our population.”
Read more, including discussion of each of the 6 listed points above, in the full article here.
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