Apple’s operate in the industry continues to be well reported so far, but CNBC reports today the person running Apple’s health efforts is departing the organization. Anil Sethi was initially named director from the health team this past year, when Apple acquired his permanent medical record startup Gliimpse…

Anil Sethi together with his late sister Tania, the muse for his new startup

Just before his announcement he could be departing Apple, Sethi have been with an extended leave of absence to look after his sister, Tania, who died from cancer in September. The leave of absence, Sethi told CNBC, was personally granted by Apple COO Shaun Johnson.

He since made the decision to not rejoin the Apple health team and rather is beginning a brand new company, dubbed Ciitizen, which is centered on which makes it simpler for individuals like Tania to have their information — whether sturdy genomes, labs, ethical wills or advanced directives — and share it with researchers on request. He describes it as being “health data like a palliative.”

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