Breakout B: Can Wearable Technology Impact Health Outcomes?
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Asif Ali MD, Chief Medical Officer, Fruit Street Health
Andrew Hooge, Senior Product Manager, Validic
Moderator: Kim Warner, Strategic Partnership Manager, Fitbit
Physicians in both primary care and hospital settings are increasingly adopting the wearables to improve treatment for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. With the option of being able to track health data and physical activity outside of the doctor’s office and at home on patients’ own schedules, treatment can be more individualized than ever. And if that isn’t a big enough benefit of wearable technology in clinical settings, the introduction of wearables into patient care has added an additional monitoring option that may even enhance dialogue between patients and physicians.
Key takeaways from this session include:
- The impact that wearables can have in the clinical setting
- How wearables can be used in preventative wellness and at-home clinical monitoring
- How the industry is progressing in the utilization and adoption of digital health devices