Wearables

Dec 17, 2019
In its first partnership with a Medicaid plan, Fitbit and WellCare of Georgia recently teamed up to provide Medicaid enrollees who have type 2 diabetes with a Fitbit device if they complete an annual diabetic retinal exam.
Nov 12, 2019
About 30,000 JPMorgan Chase workers in Ohio and Arizona can opt into one of two plans in 2020 that will be run by Cigna and Aetna, according to a Bloomberg report. Under the plans, JPMorgan Chase employees’ co-pays will range from $15 to $110 for most services, with more expensive care and…
Sep 9, 2019
In a move long anticipated, wearable device maker Fitbit is expanding its services to include care management and personal coaching for those with chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. The Fitbit Premium service, slated to begin in October, will allow users to share data with their…
Jul 26, 2019
Writing recently in the research journal Nature, two experts from Northwestern University’s bio-integrated electronics department and the director of a Chicago based research lab, noted that millions of early versions of sensors, computers and transmitters woven into flexible films, patches,…
Jun 11, 2019
Consumers who use wearable devices to capture their health-related data have a message for health insurers who would love access to that information: Make us an offer. A recent Aite Group survey found that 62% of consumers are interested in sharing their connected-device data with payers if their…