Why health apps are great for patients, not for GPs

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Whoever invented that phrase probably wasn’t talking about the iPhone manufacturer.

ECG on iPhone

Yet every year, it seems Apple (the company) is becoming more medically inclined.

Last year it unveiled an automatic ECG reader for the Apple Watch 4, which alerts wearers to potential atrial fibrillation — although it’s still not available in Australia because the company hasn’t applied for TGA registration.

Now it has announced a plethora of health-related updates to both the iPhone and the Apple Watch.