Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2018 00:51 UTC

Apple is launching a group of health clinics called AC Wellness for its employees and their families this spring, according to several sources familiar with the company's plans.

The company quietly published a website,, with more details about its initiative and a careers page listing jobs including primary care doctor, exercise coach and care navigator, as well as a phlebotomist to administer lab tests on-site.

This new primary care group - a group of clinical staff that is run independently from Apple but is dedicated to Apple employees - will initially only serve Apple's employees in Santa Clara County, where its headquarters are located. Initially, it has two clinics in the county.

Scrip healthcare.

This is insanity.

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A likely new hardware/service vertical
by walid on Mon 5th Mar 2018 16:36 UTC
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With Apple investing heavily in Apple Watch health applications I think Apple is seeing an opportunity to create health related hardware. Selling the hardware to existing healthcare institutions requires convincing those institutions to integrate something new into their work flow and to pay up.

My theory is that Apple is cutting the middle man and forcing the adoption of a new hardware/service by creating customer demand. Apple doesn't want its employees' scrip, Apple wants the whole planet to pay up. After all how many more iPhones can you sell?

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