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.


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:
Through Apple Watch people have been able to learn more about their heart health, including discovering they have AFib. This kind of information empowers customers to follow up with the right treatment or even better, implement healthy habits aimed at prevention. We're excited to work with Johnson & Johnson, a leader in the medical community, as we learn about the impact Apple Watch can have in delivering better health outcomes.
The program will be limited to the United States for individuals age 65 years or older.

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Robert.Walter

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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.
 

centauratlas

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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!
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.
 

Morgenland

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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.
 
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MOFS

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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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DeepIn2U

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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!
I'm still perplexed how Johnson & Johnson became a leader in the medical community ??
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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.
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?