Unpacking Apple's health care efforts and digital health's overall maturity
Tech giants like Apple and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, have been trying to push into health care for some time now. But pursuing health care as a business is hard. Recent news of Google reorganizing its health team and Apple struggling to create primary care services illuminate how difficult it can be for companies – even those with deep pockets and resources – to break into the health care industry.
To discuss the recent Apple news as well as the maturity of the digital health industry, Health Affairs‘ Jeff Byers welcomes Brian Dolan, founder of digital health news and market research publication Exits & Outcomes, to Health Affairs This Week. Dolan is a veteran journalist in the health tech space and shares his insights from his reporting on Crossover Health’s partnership with Apple.
- Apple Struggles In Push To Make Healthcare Its Greatest Legacy (The Wall Street Journal)
- The Crossover Health Report (Exits & Outcomes)
- Apple Explored Buying A Medical-Clinic Start-Up As Part Of A Bigger Push Into Health Care (CNBC)
- Google Is Downsizing Its Health Team And Moving Employees To Fitbit As Part Of A Major Reorganization (Insider)