Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Investing in "a personal health data platform that enables any American to collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data"

"The acquisition will bolster Apple’s efforts in digital health. In recent years, Apple has delved into the sector with a range of services (HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit) that allow patients, clinicians, and researchers to access important health and wellness data via a range of mobile devices. That's in line with Gliimpse's mission of uniting disparate streams of health information.

What stands out about the deal is that Gliimpse is intended for patients with diseases like cancer and diabetes. Apple recently hired a top pediatric endocrinologist who developed a HealthKit app for teens with Type 1 diabetes, signaling an increased interest in applications for chronically ill users."
Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
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