Earlier this week, Apple and Aetna held a series of secret talks last week to discuss how Apple's smart watches to track health data were extended to Aetna's tens of millions of consumers. Participants include executives from Aetna and Apple, as well as chief medical information officers across hospitals throughout the United States. Which Apple sent Myoung Cha participants, he is mainly responsible for Apple's health services related to the special items.
Aetna Insurance has now provided Apple watches as part of its health benefits to its 50,000 employees. Now Aetna is negotiating with Apple and plans to offer free or discounted Apple watches to its 23 million policyholders.
Aetna intends to determine whether Apple Watch encourages users to exercise more, maintain a healthy diet, and better manage health problems to improve the user's health. The conference-related information is mainly from the start-up company Lifely Insights founder Bishop. The meeting was mainly to discuss the feedback of Apple Watch's Aetna staff.
Including who can access the data, including data privacy issues that are the focus of the discussion. Apple says Apple Watch's health data can only be shared with third-party apps and companies after getting user consent.
Aetna employees pointed out that Apple Watch no sense of the situation, it is a pain point. Such as the user in the plane or not suitable for standing place, it also push the notice to remind the user to stand up and walk away. Cost is also a hot spot for discussion. Many employees who participated in the test said they also hope that their family can use Apple Watch to establish a healthy lifestyle, it is affordable to buy Apple Watch high costs. It is not yet known whether Aetna will extend the scope of the offer to the insured and his family.
Aetna Insurance has now provided Apple watches as part of its health benefits to its 50,000 employees. The two sides are now negotiating because Aetna plans to offer free or discounted Apple watches to its 23 million policyholders. According to the news, Aetna expects the cooperation to start early next year.