You won’t believe these recent job openings at Apple..

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You won’t believe these recent job openings at Apple..

We are referring to Apple’s hunt for biomedical engineers and HIPAA lawyers.

We are all aware that company has been taking the center attraction of healthcare industry with research kit, health kit and other software launches, but this one is just too direct. Too direct for us to come to conclusion that Apple is here in healthcare industry, and is looking to leave a mark.

Like any other venture of Apple, where company does good homework about the right tools and weapons needed to win the war, the search of right professionals to execute Apple’s healthcare quest doesn’t seem like out of the blue random activity for the company.

We hope Apple finds the right talent that its looking for. And eagerly wait for its healthcare focused products bearing a legendary half eaten Apple mark.

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This claim of Quintiles will take you back..

This claim of Quintiles will take you back…..

We are referring to company’s recently released image(below) on social platforms.ext.jpg

We all know how difficult it is to kick-start a clinical trial without hassle. Now Quintile’s this claim just goes about proving how capable and confident the company is.

Quintiles has been in limelight recently for many reasons. Some of them include acquisitions, award winning streak , tweaking research kit codes and others.

Looking into all this, there is no doubt that company would deliver on what it says. Its winning of best CRO title in Asia, 6 times in a row just goes about proving its best in class status is well earned one.

Further its acquisition of IMS and tweaking of research kit to use the app in clinical trial just acknowledges its understanding of future trends, and how it is on track to be a front runner in CRO industry.

Now coming to our initial statement , this claim of Quintiles was well expected one. Its precision enrolment program will get your trials started in 21 days.

So what are all the sponsors waiting for, go ahead try out this program and get the desired results in stipulated time frame.

 

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Will this vision of Uber change the face of healthcare?

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Healthcare industry is witnessing pour in from multiple sector. Be it IT, technology or any other industry; behemoths of all industry are just lining themselves up to get a bite of the healthcare industry. Recently we have seen IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple; all making their healthcare venture plans, by developing one or the other products. New in line is Uber, who in late 2015 commenced its healthcare journey by hosting Uber Health campaign.

Campaign was focused in making flu shots available to the patients at door step.The campaign was available for 4 hours and involved availability of nurses in Uber cabs. Flu shot was available at US 10$ a shot, and was targeted to deliver dosages for 10000 patients across 36 cities.

Uber’s healthcare move became more relevant as news of company hiring John Brownstein,director of the Computational Epidemiology Group at Boston Children’s Hospital came into limelight.

Though currently tagged as speculation, it would not be wrong to assume that company has some well thought strategy to contribute to healthcare fraternity.

Just letting our imagination get little wild here, we can think of time when Uber is delivering doctors at your door step to give you an immediate care or patients been driven to hospitals for regular check-ups. But again all this is just speculation.

Some of the other activities that adds little seriousness to this speculation was Uber’s recent partnership with Practo, a doctor appointment setting app. Where the latter suggested patients to use Uber for the travelling to desired Hospital or clinic.

While the company’s claim around the speculation remains unanswered, some of the start-ups like Pager, Mend and Heal are calling themselves as Uber of healthcare already.

As a representative of medical device trends, we can just speculate and blog about upcoming healthcare ventures, with time alone taking a command of actual scenarios. But we always look to jolt interesting stories like these for the readers.

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IBM’s Watson did not just do that?

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Wearable industry growth figures are at top of the charts. Every fortnight wearable start-ups are either closing funding rounds , or been acquired and in some cases hosting IPO.

All this limelight and fame for one reason, that being , these devices can record data. Analysis of data and subsequent predictions to users still remains work in progress.

IBM’s Watson however, is set on a mission to accomplish this work in progress.

Yes, company recently announced collaboration with mobile phone behemoth Apple , where the former would integrate its smart computer to latter’s wearable ( watch). This all magic takes place in app called Cafewell Concierge, which is powered by Watson’s adaptable and self learning code.

Partnership of this type came to limelight only recently and has been IBM Watson’s first of its kind deal with Apple.

This Welltok developed app uses Watson’s cognitive trait to turn Cafewell Concierge more understanding companion by days , primarily because Watson learns, adapts and performs.

Combo can become one stop solution for health , exercise, nutrition and other aspect of human life management.

Unlike any other wearable which puts the recorded data usage and analysis to question, situation in this case seems pretty convincing. Primarily because data recorded is going in training predictive response programing of Watson.

While some of the existing wearable providers,quote to deliver the similar offerings, we all are aware about how deceiving can the cloud and app analysis be(Not to forget the blurred line that exist on when a app is FDA regulated and when its not). Watson super computer on other hand has proved instrumental time and again proving its credibility in this new venture.

Time alone would say if this IBM- Apple journey sees happy and productive ending, as of now the platform is warming up to IBM employees alone. The employees who had privilege to buy Apple smart watch at subsidized rates.

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Facebook’s Foray Into Healthcare

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Introduction:
Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/) already has good understanding of who your mates are or what are your areas of interest, however soon it will know what is your health status. Confused!!! Don’t be….We are quiet serious about this claim….

Apple leaves no stone unturned in healthcare arena

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If we still doubt Apple’s(http://www.apple.com) seriousness and role in healthcare space, this might change your perception.

Apple(http://www.apple.com) recently sat with two of the top insurance companies United Healthcare(http://www.uhc.com) and Humana (https://www.humana.com) briefing them about their healthcare initiatives involving health kit and in-development wearables says Cult of Mac (http://www.cultofmac.com/). Apple was in news recently for its Healthkit launch and its meeting with FDA(http://www.fda.gov), and now with insurers in loop, we sure can confirm that company does not want to leave any stone unturned in wearable space. Trend of wearable penetration is likely to increase in coming days mainly on the account of companies incentivizing the employees to wear fitness trackers to reduce insurance premiums.

As per Cultofmac(http://www.cultofmac.com) close to 22 million fitness tracking devices are likely to be sold in 2014, these number would further scale themselves up to 66 million units by 2018. Going by these counts we can just imagine the market of wearables in coming days.

Million dollar question that we all await the answer to is, ” Which of these wearables will see a significant traction in coming days”. For start ups trying to carve their way in this market, it would really be challenging to stand against whos who namely Google(https://www.google.co.in), Apple(http://www.apple.com) and many others.

Sources: http://www.cultofmac.com

Keywords: #Google #Apple #UnitedHealthCare #Humana #Cultofmac