Report: Apple healthcare plans stalled

The company’s plans to disrupt healthcare has been bogged down by low engagement and questions about data integrity.

Apple had high hopes to disrupt the healthcare industry, but a new report says the company’s efforts might have snagged.

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the company’s strategy was to offer primary care services with Apple-employed doctors at company-owned clinics. The tech giant had already taken over clinics which catered to its employees and recruited physicians, engineers, and product designers.

The story cites unnamed sources and documents claiming the effort has stalled as the primary care scheme has not gotten off the ground and employees question the integrity of data culled from the Apple-owned clinics which has been used to support product development. The company has instead shifted its focus to the sale of devices like the Apple Watch.

Representatives of Apple claimed the Journal report was based on “incomplete, outdated, and inaccurate information.”

The full story can be read here.