The California-based fitness watch company Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) announced on Monday that they would be partnering up with Alphabet's Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to connect Fitbit data with electronic medical records (EMR).
The companies will also work on improving how chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, are managed by using services such as Fitbit's recently acquired Twine Health.
"This collaboration will accelerate the pace of innovation to define the next generation of healthcare and wearables", he added. With the partnership in place across wearables and digital health, Fitbit has chosen Google Cloud as their preferred cloud provider and will be using the Cloud Healthcare API to provide an interoperability solution that enables their users to collaborate on care with their own healthcare providers.More news: Money in Budget for Barrier Reef
With both companies looking for a boost in wearables, the announcement of the new partnership also hinted at possible deeper product cooperation in the future. With the new collaboration, the two parties aim to revolutionise the healthcare sector by helping users use Google Cloud to access their records, thereby making it easier to bring better healthcare facilities to individuals.
Park hopes that the collaboration with Google's Cloud Platform will allow the company to enhance user experiences, while also integrating Fitbit further into the healthcare system. Google Cloud is also committed to meeting the requirements for security and privacy in the healthcare industry, with the majority of Google Cloud products supporting HIPAA compliance, including Cloud IoT Core.
Fitbit Inc notes that this combination of information will allow those in the medical industry to better make decisions about a customer's health and how to move forward with treating issues. Working together provides an exciting opportunity to leverage Fitbit's leading wearables brand, community, data, and popular devices alongside Google's expertise in building platforms, software and services.
Finally, the two companies will seek to develop new types of wearables and wearable services in general.