All signs point to technology giant Apple continuing its dive into the healthcare space with new services or devices. With its recent foray into health monitoring through its Apple Watch, the company is poised to make a splash in other areas, Fast Company predicted.
Beyond monitoring heart rate, Apple could potentially have a future in blood pressure monitoring and management, diabetes management and sleep science, the publication stated. Those three areas cover chronic conditions and related symptoms that can contribute to higher healthcare costs and more healthcare services usage. Better management and monitoring of these conditions at home could potentially lead to better interventions that reduce hospitalizations and lower overall costs.
Healthcare organizations have already linked up with Apple to monitor hip and knee replacement surgery patients via Apple Watches. Apple has also signaled it may enter the field of medical imaging with a relatively new patent.
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