Apple Health strategy head to depart company for primary care startup

in General Discussion edited May 2021
Myoung Cha, the head of Apple Health Strategic Initiatives, is set to depart the company to work at a primary healthcare startup, according to a new report.

Credit: AppleInsider
Credit: AppleInsider

Cha, who joined Apple in 2015 and reported to Jeff Williams, is leaving the company to work at Carbon Health. A source told Business Insider that this is Cha's last week at the Cupertino tech giant.

During his tenure at Apple, Cha spearheaded some of Apple's most significant health initiatives. That includes partnerships with health firm Aetna and a stroke study in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson. Cha also worked on the Apple-Google Exposure Notification system.

Prior to joining Apple, Cha was a partner at McKinsey & Co, leading the company's Global Healthcare Strategy and Private Equity practices. He is said to have worked on "several of the largest deals in the healthcare industry," according to his LinkedIn page.

A source at Apple told Business Insider that Cha will be missed, describing the executive as a pioneer that had a special talent for getting stuff done.

Carbon Health is described as a "modern, tech-enabled healthcare company" focused on primary care, urgent care, and virtual care. Cha will serve as the president of home-based care and chief strategy officer.

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    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 11,421member
    The American health care system is changing and will be changing even more
    -- There is a growing battle between Healthcare and Medical care -- one is health promoting, the other disease fighting
    -- There is a growing battle between brick & mortar medical care vs virtual
    -- There is a growing battle between consumer healthcare devices (like the Apple Watch) and medical devices

    This guy has taken Apple far - further than almost anybody.   But Apple still has far to go.  I am hoping that whoever takes his place is less constrained by the traditional medical side of those battles.
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