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Of all the tech companies aiming to shakeup health care, few have proclaimed as bold a mission as Apple.

“If you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ — it will be about health,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with CNBC in January.


The Silicon Valley tech giant isn’t there yet, but it is moving aggressively in that direction, with devices and services that vacuum up reams of patient data. The Apple Watch continuously monitors numerous health metrics and doubles as a virtual clinical trial site. AirPods, Apple’s wireless ear buds, function as basic hearing aids, and its health record app lets users pull in data from health care providers.

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