According to Fast Company, Apple has acquired “Glimpse”, a health startup company. It strives to create the personalized and shareable medical records.
As per the report, the acquisition took place earlier this year. Though it hasn’t yet been reported on the Gliimpse website, the Cupertino-based company has more or less confirmed the acquisition.
Apple Buys “Glimpse” A Startup that Creates Universal Health Records
“As a consumer of healthcare, I leave behind a bread-crumb-trail of medical info wherever I’ve been seen. But, I’m unable to easily access or share my own data. Obamacare is one of several forcing functions federally mandating physicians and hospitals give us our data: meds, labs, allergies…you get the idea. However, there’s no single Electronic Health Record that all physicians use, sigh. Worse, there isn’t even a common file format across 1000+ systems.”
The founder of Glimpse started working as an Apple engineer in the late 80s. Later, he founded a company named “Sequoia Software”.
Glimpse asserts that it doesn’t see the public data. The personally identifiable data and health data is stored and encrypted separately.
“Our data is your data. We don’t see it. Gliimpse technology gathers your records, processes the data and continues to build your Gliimpse. Safe, secure, private.
We store and encrypt your personally identifiable data and health data separately and your data is encrypted separately from other users. Everything is encrypted with a pair 256 bit PKI keys in motion and in storage.”
With this noted acquisition, the already highly impressive Health app for iOS will become even more precious.
With this another important addition which is likely to be added soon, the Health is set to become a lot richer.
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