Apple Acquires Gliimpse™, a Personal Health Startup

This week Apple announced their acquisition of Gliimpse™, a personal health startup.  In their LinkedIn profile Gliimpse™ notes that they began with a simple idea – everyone should be able to manage their health records, and share them securely with those they trust.  Another technologic opportunity to improve patient engagement.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that the services of Gliimpse™ are free to consumers, with healthcare providers and developers paying for its data-sharing software and services.  The Journal opines that this acquisition provides the opportunity for Apple to build a platform for electronic medical records.

Although it is presently unclear what Apple has planned for this acquisition, it joins Apple’s other healthcare related apps HealthKit and ResearchKit.

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