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Blue Shield of California to use Apple Watch to expand physician-patient communication


Added 10-12-19 10:31:02am EST - “Blue Shield of California has announced that it is partnering with health services provider Altais and Notable Health to spread adoption of the Apple Watch. The deal will center on doctors wearing an Apple Watch to easily record notes…” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “Blue Shield of California to use Apple Watch to expand physician-patient communication - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Blue Shield of California has announced that it is partnering with health services provider Altais and Notable Health to spread adoption of the Apple Watch. The deal will center on doctors wearing an Apple Watch to easily record notes and other data during office visits.

Notable Health is a company that uses technology to ease the process of capturing data from office visits in the medical space, with a key focus on artificial intelligence. The partnership between Notable Health and Altais should make health and wellbeing data sharing easier:

“Our goal is to help physicians seamlessly leverage technology to improve the health and well-being of their patients—all while reducing administrative hassles and enhancing their professional gratification,” says Jeff Bailet, MD, president and CEO of Altais. “Notable Health will help us get there with its digital assistant technology that automates manual tasks across any electronic health record.”

According to Blue Shield of California, the deal with Altais and Notable Health will reduce overhead costs and “enrich” doctor-patient relationships thanks to better data collection and sharing.

Patients who use the Notable Health app can see detailed information about their visit and other health data. Essentially, the doctor will wear an Apple Watch and speak naturally during the office visit, and the Notable Health app will do the rest:

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