Apple is launching it’s own primary care clinics called AC Wellness for employees. They are advertising for doctors, health coaches, and other staff to help create programs to promote healthy behaviour.

Amazon recently joined Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan and make a similar announcement for their employees.

Christina Farr, CNBC:

Sources said the company will leverage its medical clinics as a way to test out its growing range of health services and products, which it is starting to roll out to consumers at large.

It is currently working with Stanford to study whether its Apple Watch can detect irregularities with the heart’s rhythm, an effort that would benefit from a huge population of healthy and sick patients.

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Apple launches Apple Care for people with new in-house medical clinics – Fast Company