Apple hires CEO of medication adherence app: 3 things to know

Morgan Haefner - Print  | 

Apple picked up the CEO of medication tracker startup Mango Health in its latest healthcare hire, according to CNBC.

Here are three things to know:

1. Jason Oberfest joined Apple's health team to possibly help the company scope out opportunities in the medication adherence market, people familiar with the move told CNBC. His experience may also merge with Apple's other health efforts, such as its Apple Watch, which now offers two features approved for medical use.

2. Mr. Oberfest started the Mango Health app, which helps patients keep track of and manage their medications. In November, Mango Health President Yadin Shemmer became CEO.

3. In a related move into healthcare, Apple hired M. Osman Akhtar, the former COO of the nonprofit hospital network Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services. The iPhone maker has also brought on technologists and regulatory experts to develop medical features on the Apple Watch, including an ECG sensor.

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