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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Telemedicine, With A Push From Google And Apple

As Google, Apple Pursue Telemedicine, U.S. Carriers Struggle

Olga Kharif, Scott Moritz & Gerrit De Vynck | May 16, 2017

Google and Apple Inc. have some bright ideas about the future of health care. Not so long ago, AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. had similar ideas: a networked world of devices and services that would revolutionize how medicine is practiced in the U.S. and, in the process, tap into a huge new vein of business. So far, it hasn’t worked out that way for the telecom companies.
Now comes the tech push. Google parent company Alphabet Inc. is developing wearable devices embedded with sensors, such as contact lens that monitors glucose levels. Apple supports developers of apps that track consumers’ health data, sharing the information directly with doctors.


<more at; related articles and links: (AT&T Foundry For Connected Health To Open At Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute. January 5, 2016) and (Verizon shutters Virtual Visits and its FDA-cleared telehealth hub app. January 12, 2015)>

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