Apple is preparing to open medical clinics to provide medical care to its employees and their families in Cupertino this spring, according to a new report from CNBC. The technology company has launched a website for the clinics, which will operate under the name of AC Wellness. Currently, Apple has a wellness center in its Cupertino headquarters that employs a handful of doctors, chiropractors, dieticians and physiotherapists.
According to CNBC, there will be two clinics in Santa Clara County, and AC Wellness has already published work listings for primary care and acute care physicians, practicing nurses, phlebotomists and an exercise trainer. Apple is also looking for designers of clinical programs that can create programs to help prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyles for their employees.
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Apple will also use the new clinics to evaluate its health-related products and services, according to the report. This could create problems if Apple relies too much on the tests performed by its own employees, who remain largely white and male, and do not accurately reflect the US population. UU Recently, Apple launched a study with Stanford University to identify irregular heart rates with the Apple Watch heart rate sensor and, reportedly, working on an EKG reader for future Apple Watch models.
The company is simply the latest technological giant to enter the game of health. Amazon announced last month that it is creating a health care company in partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase for employees of the three companies in the United States and their families.