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Do you think Apple is capable of moving the patient-centered interoperability needle?

Posted 1 week.

6 Comments

  • Frank Poggio - 3 days ago

    Nope..and history backs me up. They tried it at least two times in the past and backed out. So did almost every other Fortune 500 company, GE (three times), IBM (lost count), MS (at least twice), every defense firm since 1970, and many many more.
    I have a 1998 Apple video I posted on HISTalk several years ago in which they tout how they will upend the health care world. I can't wait to see the sequel.

  • JC - 4 days ago

    Love 'em or hate 'em, Apple knows a heck of a lot more about appealing to consumers than healthcare. Their pockets are deep enough and their affiliates smart enough to learn about and pursue interoperability and market reach is already in place. Will likely come down to adoption traction.

  • Pete - 4 days ago

    Maybe, they are the richest company on earth and they think outside of the healthcare bubble which may be an advantage for them.

  • Mobile Man - 6 days ago

    This shift could single handedly be driven by the real "caretakers" of family health - be it Mom or Dad (with younger children) or son or daughter (with older parents). They (I, my wife) would give our right arms to have all of our personal health information and that of our family members on some "iCloud" file accessible on our Apple devices. Simple as that. We'd show up everywhere and point our phones in some "desk clerk's" face and say "have at it - not filling out another paper from for anything."

    Imagine one day when healthcare truly is driven by the "consumer"...

  • Nick - 1 week ago

    Not in any meaningful way. I think we'll see a slight bump from it, mostly from already fit and healthy individuals, and then it will fade into the background if it isn't discontinued all together. All I see is fitness trackers round two.

  • John smith - 2 weeks ago

    Apple needs to understand interoperability to make this happen. they have no concept what this means with their proprietary approach designed to hold people captive in their environment. They are more concerned with selling hardware and devices.

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