Apple is hoping its latest healthcare venture will keep the doctor away. The company recently announced two new employee health clinics. Zac Hall, Lead Editor at 9to5Mac, was with us to discuss the move.
The clinics, called AC Wellness, will open this spring and hope to deliver the "world's best health care experience" to Apple employees and their immediate families. Employees say Apple offers highly competitive healthcare, but medical costs are still out of Apple's control. AC Wellness could be an effort to improve that experience for employees, said Hall.
Hall said he doesn't anticipate the AC Wellness clinics to compete with existing hospitals. He does believe that the clinics will help them build products that involve hospitals in the future. Apple’s iOS 11.3, which comes out this month, includes a new Health Records feature in the iPhone's Health app to safely store digital health records and receive regular alerts for lab results and more.