Daniela Hernandez, writing for Fusion, “The Inside Story of How Apple’s New Medical Research Platform Was Born”:
He was closer than he thought. Sitting in the audience that day
was Mike O’Reilly, a newly minted vice president for medical
technologies at Apple. A few months earlier, Apple had poached
O’Reilly from Masimo, a Bay Area-based sensor company that
developed portable iPhone-compatible health trackers. Now, he was
interested in building something else, something that had the
potential to implement Friend’s vision of a patient-centered,
medical research utopia and radically change the way clinical
studies were done.
After Friend’s talk, O’Reilly approached the doctor, and, in
typical tight-lipped Apple fashion, said: “I can’t tell you where
I work, and I can’t tell you what I do, but I need to talk to
you,” Friend recalls. Friend was intrigued, and agreed to meet
Great story. This is the best piece on ResearchKit that I’ve seen.