Apple Takes Huge Head Start With EKG App, The Beginning Of ‘Torrent Of Data That Will Engage Patients, Improve Care’
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Apple Wants To Seize The Market For Patient Monitoring
Apple’s EKG app stands out in a maze of health technologies for its ability to monitor a user’s heart function around the clock from any location, generating a stream of data that could personalize cardiology care and lead to the development of more effective treatments. But for Apple itself, the business impact is potentially even more far-reaching. It gives America’s dominant maker of consumer technologies a giant head start in the exploding market for patient monitoring devices — a field that could upend the way care is delivered not just in cardiology, but in countless other specialties as well. (Ross, 10/18)
Nonprofit Helping Low-Income Patients Describes Itself As ‘Match.Com Meets The Peace Corps’
Physician shortages, as well as cost and distance, can make specialty care prohibitive for many low-income patients. A nonprofit aims to tackle those challenges by utilizing telehealth technology and retiring, volunteer doctors. (Wise, 10/17)