Aetna Is Working With Apple On iOS-Exclusive Integrated Health Apps For iPhone, iPad, And Apple Watch Devices

By Dante Noe Raquel II , Sep 28, 2016 07:49 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Sep. 27, 2016-- Aetna (NYSE:AET) announced a new initiative to transform members' consumer health involvement by combining the power of iOS apps and the unique user experience of Apple products along with Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad with Aetna's analytics-based wellbeing and care mainframe programs.

Beginning this fall, Aetna will make Apple Watch ready for use to employers and individual customers during open admission, and Aetna will be the first leading health care company to finance an important portion of the Apple Watch costs, offering monthly payroll scheme to make covering the remaining cost.

Health insurer Aetna announcing to provide Apple Watches at no cost to its almost 50,000 employees, who will take part in the company's wellness reimbursement method.

The initiative is aimed at reassuring employees "to live more productive, and healthy living" by being able to monitor vital signs and track their lifestyle progress.

The initial answer is yet under development. This is among the first health apps designed for multi-device use.

Aetna's iOS-exclusive health apps will be available as early as 2017 and are intended to make healthcare monitoring and progress simpler with several features, including:

  • Care management and wellness, support from nurses and people with similar conditions. Guiding consumers through health programs like an example; new diagnosis or prescription medication.
  • Medication adherence to take their medications, easily order meds, and also they can easily communicate with their doctor if they wanted to have different treatment through their Apple Watch or iPhone.
  • Integration with Apple Wallet. Allows consumers to check their variables and pay a bill.
  • Illustrate health plan on-boarding, information, messaging, and decision support to help Aetna members understand and make the most of their benefits.

"We are incredibly excited to use iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch to create simple, intuitive, and personalized technology solutions that will transform the health and wellness experience for our members," Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said in a statement. "This is only the beginning - we look forward to using these tools to improve health outcomes and help more people achieve more healthy days."

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