Apple Takes Bigger Bite Into Healthcare Tracking

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Apple Inc. is looking into ways to use its devices to detect and diagnose mental health conditions. It's part of a series of similar undertakings with implications for consumers' most sensitive personal information — their health data.

Researchers found that 76% of respondents are "very" or "extremely" interested in using digital tools and methods to monitor health status, as well as to help manage healthcare payments. 

As Fast Company recently put it, "All these updates may seem minor, but they're representative of a larger story: Apple increasingly wants to serve as an interface between patients and their doctors. While Apple has not always succeeded in creating health products, the industry is still likely to welcome it. Healthcare providers want more ways to engage with patients outside their offices, and regulators want patients to have easier access to their own health data."

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