Steve Jobs tasked Apple to fix healthcare and Apple Watch is part of the answer
An interesting profile of Apple’s overarching health initiative published Monday says Apple Watch, a device marketed to fashion-forward consumers, has roots in late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs’ personal quest for better healthcare, a goal he wanted for all Apple customers.
Citing Apple executives who helped develop Apple Watch, Tim Bajarin, writing for Time, reports the company’s focus on health came about through Jobs’ long bout with pancreatic cancer, a disease that ultimately took his life in 2011. On his personal path through the American healthcare system, Jobs discovered a disjointed apparatus in need of improvement. He made it Apple’s goal to address the disconnect, and improve the health of its customers, with technology, the report said.
Among the issues Apple looks to address with its lineup of health products is the data gap between patients and healthcare providers. For…
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