The launch of AC Wellness is almost here.
According to Christina Farr (2018), a reporter of CNBC, Apple will be launching new health care clinics collectively under the name AC Wellness starting this spring. At least upon its start, the system will only assist employees where the Apple headquarters are located, the Santa Clara County area.
Under the ‘About Me’ section of the AC Wellness website, this is stated in big font: “AC Wellness Network believes that having trusting, accessible relationships with our patients, enabled by technology, promotes high-quality care and a unique patient experience.” On the website’s front page there is also a tab for ‘Careers’ that upon clicking goes to a page that lists jobs that can be applied for such as health partner, nurse coordinator, acute care physician, etc., and a ‘Contact Us’ tab that leads to a page that lets you write your name, email, and a message to the company.
The CNBC article also stated that Apple was interested in hiring “designers” whose job it would be to “help implement a program focused on preventing disease and promoting healthy behavior.” These “designers” will be a population health designer and clinical program design lead.
The AC Wellness clinics will also be used to assess its expanding array of health services and products (Farr, 2018). Campbell (2018) wrote on the Apple Insider website that last month Apple announced its iOS 11.3 update, and through this update, the Health app would be able to have healthcare providers upload health records. For more information on this Health app update, check out our “Take Your Medical Records With You – Everywhere” blog post.