A comprehensive review of the piloting hospitals that have been confirmed by Reuters.
Apple’s Health tech in hospitals aims to help with the doctor patient-relationship for chronic disease patients. Aimed at sending an alert to doctors for early intervention, it is expected to keep patients out of the hospitals, reduce costs, and avoid repeat admissions. The health conditions Apple’s HealthKit in hospitals will initially concentrate on are diabetes and hypertension.
2012 data from the National Diabetes Statistics Report says there are 29.1 million diabetes patients in the US. According to the CDC, every third adult—around 67 million Americans—has high blood pressure. Below, we compared the three EHR vendors - Cerner, AthenaHealth, and Epic - that decided to collaborate with Apple.
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Annually, hypertension costs the United States around $47.5 billion. Diabetes costs the country around $245 billion (an estimate from 2012). The big question is why hospitals should be interested in using Apple’s HealthKit and providing it to their patient populations. There isn’t any proof on the table that the tech can actually keep patients out of the hospital—yet a few innovation-driven hospitals decided to take part in the Apple HealthKit pilot.
Colleague Christina Farr reported via Reuters, providing a list of hospitals that launched pilots for Apple’s health technology. Her initiative enabled nuviun to map out Apple’s reach. It also enabled a detailed analysis of the hospitals that confirmed deployment of Apple’s HealthKit. Below, we created a map that takes you to 10 locations where Apple technology is currently active.
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