Apple Pay enters the healthcare market

Healthcare reform has been an issue that has stimulated our nation's collective political consciousness in recent years. The Affordable Care Act and other government initiatives designed to expand the public health sector have led to contentious debates between elected representatives. The scope of the United State's public health sector is ripe with controversy. Soaring premiums and costly medical bills make it difficult for some to pay for their healthcare. By integrating Apple Pay into the InstaMed app, Apple hopes to play a part in making healthcare costs less expensive for patients.

Since the announcement of Apple's digital currency tools, the adoption of Apple Pay has mostly been undertaken by retailers of consumer goods like the grocery stores run by the Whole Foods Market. InstaMed provides a completely different service to consumers. The application allows users to make healthcare payments from their mobile devices. That service will be extended to the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and other mobile devices in Apple's canon of hardware such as the iPad.

This collaboration follows the March release of ResearchKIT, an initiative spearheaded by Apple to improve the accessibility of researchers to public health data. By connecting individuals to their healthcare interests more directly, the company hopes to see devices like the iPhone or Apple Watch improve the quality of life that its customers have.

Apple tools can bring simplicity, efficiency and enjoyment to the lives of their users. However, the myriad of available applications makes support services a valuable resource for improving the impact these tools can have on your user experience. MC Services provides Apple support for users that seek to use apps like Apple Pay to improve the effects these tools can have.