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Apple to Open 'AC Wellness' Medical Clinics for Employees

Apple to Open 'AC Wellness' Medical Clinics for Employees

Discovered by CNBC, the Apple-owned medical clinics will operate under the name AC Wellness and are now hiring doctors, health coaches, and "designers" to create various health programs. Two medicinal services focuses are meant to open in the spring in Santa Clara County, California, around Cupertino, close Apple Park and Infinite Loop central command. According to the AC Wellness website the company is based at the Apple health center in Cupertino, California.

For Apple, offering medical care is more than just a perk for employees.

Apple isn't the first to venture into this realm. "Candidates must have an appreciation for the patient experience and passion for wellness and population health - integrating best clinical practices and technology in a manner that drives patient engagement". However, additional job listings posted in regard to the network note that the company is a subsidiary of Apple.

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Faulty Apple units can now be taken in for fix, with Cupertino having reportedly opened a care service dedicated to fixing staff. Apple has already made a huge push into health care in recent years, using the Apple Watch as a way to study heart disease and working with hospitals to streamline patient records and test results. The health plan will reportedly be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints", according to Bloomberg.

Aside from the typical roles involved with a primary care clinic, Apple is also looking to hire "designers" who will help implement a program focused on preventing disease and promoting healthy behavior. The company might be trying to improve quality and outcomes while lowering costs by wresting control of healthcare from insurance companies and large health systems, he said. Cook shared that the tech innovator is in a "great position", being able to leverage its consumer-friendly approach, as reported by CNBC.


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