Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, introduced a new and exciting product this month- the Apple iWatch. He excitedly stated that the watch represents “some deep innovation – a new innovative way to connect directly from the wrist,”  while being a “comprehensive health and fitness device.”

Kevin Lynch, representing the company stresses:

“Over time, Apple Watch gets to know you like a personal trainer would.”

Mayo Clinic, working with Apple on its new apps wants  “to encourage people to use smartphones, and possibly a smartwatch, to monitor health.”

An article in the Minnesota Star Tribune points out that

“For healthcare providers like Mayo, the opportunity for exposure on a smartphone can attract new patients and reinforce ties to existing ones.”

Apple and Epic (an electronic health record company) have forged a partnership creating Haiku (an Epic app) which allows physicians access to patient records.

The “time has come” for the iWatch and personalized care!

Will you be getting one when it becomes available?  Share your views in the comment box below.