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Big Tech is carving up turf (and profits) in your healthcare

They are designing tools for consumers, patients, doctors and researchers, changing how medicine is practised

The Apple Heart Study, done with Stanford University, for example, used an app to recruit Apple Watch owners as participants in research into irregular heart rhythms.

New York

WHEN Daniel Poston, a second-year medical student in New York, opened the App Store on his iPhone a couple of weeks ago, he was astonished to see an app for a new heart study prominently featured.

Patients often learn about new research studies through in-person...

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