Fitbit and Google Partner Up

Fitbit and Google have partnered up to focus on creating wearables with cloud-based technology for digital health.The effort will be largely focused on refining EHRs to give medical practitioners a comprehensive look into a patient’s health during treatment, according to a statement from Fitbit.

“Over the past decade, we have built an incredible foundation as the leading wearables brand, helping millions of people around the world make lasting behavior changes that improve their health and wellness through fun and engaging experiences,” James Park, cofounder and CEO of Fitbit, said in a statement. “Working with Google gives us an opportunity to transform how we scale our business, allowing us to reach more people around the world faster, while also enhancing the experience we offer to our users and the healthcare system.”

This new wearable will be using Google’s Healthcare API to make it easier to merge user’s health metrics.

Fitbit and Google shared that this will give a huge insight into patients health which will be a huge asset to medical professionals.

This partnership will be a huge step towards increasing the use of digital technologies for health purposes.

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Source: http://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/google-fitbit-collaboration-aims-deliver-comprehensive-health-data-care-teams


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