After Amazon, Apple plans grand entrance into healthcare

Apple has announced it will inaugurate AC Wellness Network, a network of clinics for employees and their relatives. The opening is expected this spring. The announcement is viewed by many analysts as the first step of an increasing commitment in the Healthcare business. Some weeks ago, following Amazon’s momentous announcement for healthcare, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, stated that his group intended to develop a strategy to play a key role in the business. Apple at the moment is manufacturing medical devices such as iWatch, connected to products including HealthKit, ResearchKit and CareKit, aimed at acquiring and elaborating patients’ data. Moreover, Apple has an ongoing program called Heart Study in partnership with Stanford University.
(Source: CNBC)