Apple seeks HIPAA lawyer; dives further into healthcare technology: 5 highlights

Apple plans to employ a lawyer specializing in health privacy regulations, according to Business Insider.

Here are five highlights:

1. The company wants to enhance its HIPAA knowledge, implying the company plans to jump further into the healthcare industry.

2. The lawyer would collaborate with Apple's engineering team and provide privacy advice on acquisitions.

3. Although Apple already has health-focused software, the company has hired third-party app developers to deal with HIPAA compliance.

4. The company's Apple Watch monitors heart rate and the CareKit monitors biometric data.

5. Apple CEO Tim Cook commented the company plans to elevate the Apple Watch to a "sensor-packed medical device," according to Business Insider.

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