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7/21/2014
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IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?

IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.

Apple's iOS 8 Health app
Apple's iOS 8 Health app

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Charlie Babcock
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7/21/2014 | 7:34:41 PM
Dr. Watson again
Healthcare is a very likely candidate to see applications that consumers willingly adopt, then plug into a healthcare provider's server system for analysis and feedback. Dr. Watson, IBM-style, sans Sherlock Holmes.

 
anon7500261797
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7/21/2014 | 7:22:53 PM
Will my health data be locked to a specific os?
Great potential, but somewhat leery of my healthcare provider using my data in a walled garden. I understand the initial need to keep this in the ios sphere until the bugs are worked out. However, since most of the world uses android and google, I'll encourage my doctor to not be locked into this partnership. My data is my data and interaction with it should not depend on what type of phone I own.
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