John Sculley, who was the CEO of Apple for ten years between 1983 and 1993, has given a ringing endorsement to current Apple CEO Tim Cook’s vision for the company to be at the centre of a technology-driven healthcare sector.
In a recent video interview on Yahoo! Finance News, Sculley spoke about Apple’s “great contribution to mankind” potentially being their input and development of technology in healthcare and the positive impact it could have on millions healthcare consumers, disrupting the healthcare sector in the same way as Steve Job used the iPhone to disrupt the wireless and photography industries.
In the interview, Sculley said about Apple’s wearable devices and other healthcare initiatives “I believe … [it will] go from curiosity to useful to indispensable,” And indispensable means it’s got to do things that are significantly more capable in terms of health and preventative care than what we have today — with wearable devices or things [that] enable people to do more self-diagnosis, where the consumer can have a bigger role, just as they have in other industries.”
Grace Century portfolio company The Quantum Group and its group of companies like BlueBox care are yelling the same message.
Grace President and Director of Research Scott Wolf said “Healthcare technology is just starting a revolution. This is a “must watch” video…If you can’t see that Quantum is smack in the middle of the bullseye…you aren’t paying attention”.