It has been rather evident over a couple of years that Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been eyeing the healthcare sector in a big way. It was on Wednesday when the business guru proceeded to make a monumental announcement. It made it clear that it had plans underway to facilitate the tethering of medical records to iPhones to people from specific hospitals. The seven categories of information to be unleashed will include lab results, immunizations and allergies. And it is critical point out that the information will be accessed quite easily.
Apple’s spokesperson opined, “The medical records capability will roll out through a beta available to the general public in the coming months. Previously, people could download specific medical records and add them to the app, but the new version will aggregate information and update it as a person’s medical record evolves.”
It is a decade down the line since Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) unveiled a pretty similar effort. It had later moved ahead to disclose that its offering was being utilized by a narrow bandwidth of people among those being the fitness enthusiasts, caregivers and the tech-savvy patients.
The leadership of Google through a statement revealed that it had not yet established an ideal way to move ahead and translate the limited usage into a vast adoption in the daily health routines of millions of users.
HealthVault by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a product of a similar nature. Much can be said, but it is speculated by market observers that Apple is the one that has all that it takes to make access to medical information much easier and of course that is by laying out the medical information in a more easily understandable format.
That sharply contrasts what was being delivered by the clunky web portals. Quite a significant number of people around the world currently own iPhones and the best thing about these gadgets is the fact that they are trusted platforms. They will move along way addressing the issue that has been raised constantly about patient privacy.
Technological advancements sweeping across the globe are bringing in a lot of changes which are helping simplify life in a big way.