Fitbit, global wearable manufacturer announced on May 1, 2018 to use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API by connecting user data with electronic medical records (EMR)
Fitbit, wearable major is focused on integrating recorded data from wearable devices healthcare system to increase the sharing efficiency of medical records with healthcare providers. The company believes that combining Fitbit data with EMRs can provide patients and clinicians a more comprehensive view of the patient profile to provide personalized care. Furthermore, this collaboration is expected to accelerate the pace of innovation, which can define the next generation of healthcare and wearable.
The companies will work on better monitoring and analysis of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension by using services such as Fitbit’s recently acquired ‘Twine Health’. Using Google’s Cloud Healthcare API, ‘Twine’ can make it easier for clinicians and patients to collaborate on care, helping lead to better health outcomes and positive returns for employers, health plans, and hospitals. “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,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.
Google Cloud will provide Fitbit with next-generation cloud services and engineering support, allowing Fitbit to scale faster. Fitbit products are carried in over 45,000 retail stores and in 86 countries. “At Google, our vision is to transform the way health information is organized and made useful. By enabling Fitbit to connect and manage key health and fitness data using our Google Cloud Healthcare API, we are getting one step closer to this goal,” said Gregory Moore Vice President, Healthcare, Google Cloud.