IBM and Apple join forces to take-on healthcare

IBM and Apple hope to use doctors’ love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.

According to this article, IBM and Apple will work with existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems to create apps designed around the mobile user rather than the traditional approach of healthcare applications designed from the enterprise out. 2014-07-30_07-55-52

The marriage of Siri and Watson also has great potential in healthcare, given physician interest in hands-free computing and health data analysis as one of the prime applications of IBM’s cognitive computing system.

It’s an exciting future for healthcare where nobody will ever be discharged from care, meaning apps and mobile health monitoring will follow them home from the hospital.