4. A Gliimpse into the future

IPhone owners may have a new tool at their disposal in the near future. Gliimpse, an app that allows users to store, update and share personal health data, is reported to have been purchased by tech giant Apple. While Apple hasn’t disclosed the purchase price or their intentions with the app, some believe they will make a run at offering something previously failed by Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault – personal health records. Whereas previous PHRs required users to manually input data from multiple sources, Gliimpse seeks to address the issue by aggregating information across multiple platforms. Matthew Holt, founder of the Health 2.0 conference, said that the app was “good at taking unstructured data in a variety of formats and presenting it in a readable way.”