Johnson & Johnson and Apple Collaborate on New Heart Health Program Aimed at Accelerating AFib Diagnosis

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    Johnson & Johnson today announced that it has entered into a research study with Apple to investigate whether a new heart health program using a Johnson & Johnson app in combination with the Apple Watch's irregular rhythm notifications and ECG app can accelerate the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.

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    The multi-year research program will be launched later in 2019 and aims to analyze the impact of the Apple Watch on the early detection and diagnosis of AFib, and its potential to improve outcomes, including the prevention of stroke.

    Apple COO and Apple Watch head Jeff Williams:
    The program will be limited to the United States for individuals age 65 years or older.

    Article Link: Johnson & Johnson and Apple Collaborate on New Heart Health Program Aimed at Accelerating AFib Diagnosis
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    I can't read a mention of this company any more without thinking of that Family Guy cutaway:

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  3. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    Again limited to the US and Tim Crook says Apple’s biggest contribution to mankind will be in healthcare. Bugger off!
     
  4. AngstyKylo macrumors member

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    I wouldn't trust any 3rd party with your intimate health data unless they were paying you for it.
     
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  6. Robert.Walter macrumors 65816

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    J&J is a company that has a history of ethical lapses and anti-consumer activity.

    I wouldn’t join this study unless Apple can guarantee that nobody knows who the individual participants are unless they expressly opt in.
     
  7. centauratlas macrumors 6502a

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    You need to vote the authoritarian control freaks out so that they'll allow it wherever you are.

    Much as I disagree with Tim on some things, this is country dependent.

    I like the health studies, the more the better since with large datasets, progress is made.
     
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    Your not over 65, soooo.....doesn't matter. :cool:
     
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    And after they paid you for it they would consider the data forever theirs, so don’t trust them then either.
     
  10. Morgenland, Jan 18, 2019
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    Best Wishes!

    Last collaboration with a Health Company performed Zero ROI for Apple:

    Dexcom DXCM is still not willing to offer a direct link to Apple Watch to be a must-have for people with diabetes.
     
  11. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    Case in point: we had a guy at work who presented to hospital who, while jogging, presented to hospital because his heart rate read 30bpm on his Fitbit. He felt fine, and it was clearly an inaccurate reading, but because of his trust in the technology he got worried. Luckily he got sent home.
     
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    I'm still perplexed how Johnson & Johnson became a leader in the medical community ??
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    Does everything HAVE to be a ROI?

    Can it not lead to better research which will have a ROI?
    Can it not lead to better was for research to be implemented? Identifying research was done incorrectly? Maybe spark new processes?
     

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