It’s impossible to give an educated opinion because all we’ve seen so far are some hints at what the software will do. We have no idea what the hardware play will be and we don’t yet know all of the planned software capabilities. However, there are some things I believe we can count on.
Apple has an amazing track record of creating superbly designed, intuitive software and beautiful, flawlessly integrated hardware. By contrast, virtually all software created for health care users (providers, patients and administrators) is poorly designed. If Apple offers some breathtaking software and very sexy hardware to help us stay healthier, it could make a difference, or at least point the way for others as the iPod and iPhone did.
Also, hats off to Epic and Mayo Clinic for showing us the way on the integration of patient-generated data into the electronic health record. If the platform gets…
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