Apple and Aetna have hold several tip meetings to plead charity a Apple Watch to Aetna’s 23 million customers, according to CNBC.
These meetings, hold on Thursday and Friday of final week in Southern California, reportedly concerned tip executives from both companies, including Myoung Cha, who is in assign of Apple’s special health projects, and sanatorium arch medical information officers from opposite a country.
Aetna could hurl out a devise as early as subsequent year, according to a CNBC source.
We’ve reached out to both Apple and Aetna and will be certain to refurbish we if and when we hear more. So distant Aetna has declined to comment.
This is not a initial time Apple has assimilated adult with a health word company. Aetna already offers a Apple Watch to a 50,000 employees. Aetna also announced last September it would be charity a Apple Watch to name vast employers and these talks could be an prolongation of that announcement.
Aetna now reportedly has ambitions to offer it to a wider margin — adding vast swaths of new health information to lift from and giving a health word association discernment into a activities of a customers.
The understanding also would be profitable to Apple, that heavily promotes a Apple Watch for health and aptness and quickly became a tip wearable businessman this year, violence out Fitbit before Xiaomi took a tip mark in Q2.
Apple also has been secretly employing biomedical engineers and beefing adult work on sensors for tracking blood sugarine levels and showing of other diseases, that would come in accessible for any health insurer wanting data-driven insights into a patron base.
Of course, either business will be peaceful to give adult that information in sell for a Apple Watch stays to be seen.