Fitbit smartwatch apps updated for Diplomat, Walgreens and others

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Fitbit smartwatch apps updated for Diplomat, Walgreens and others

By Michael Johnsen - 05/07/2018
Fitbit on Monday introduced several new apps and clock faces to help people better manage their health for users of smartwatches, including updates for Diplomat Pharmacy and Walgreens apps.

“Smartwatches provide a powerful platform to deliver important health tools that help our users manage conditions more conveniently than ever before. With these apps and clock faces, we continue to deliver on our promise to bring important health information to the wrist,” James Park, CEO Fitbit, said. “With our strong consumer engagement, cross-platform compatibility and intuitive software and services we have become a wearable partner of choice for leaders across the healthcare industry. Together, we aim to inspire positive behavior change that can ultimately improve health outcomes and reduce costs.”

Built using Fitbit’s software development kit, the apps and clock faces provide Fitbit smartwatch users new options to improve wellness and help manage conditions, like diabetes and some types of cancer. Additionally, the apps will give health plans, employers and clinical researchers new opportunities to better support their users outside of a clinical environment, helping lead to positive health outcomes.

More than 18,000 developers have joined Fitbit’s developer community and are actively creating content. Through the SDK, developers are finding new ways to meet the needs of people across the continuum of care.

Additions include new tools from healthcare leaders like Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services and leading health. “People with chronic and rare diseases face numerous hurdles, from juggling complex treatment plans to navigating their own healthcare benefits. At Diplomat, our goal is to provide innovative tools and services to patients,” Jeff Park, interim CEO Diplomat, said. “With this specialty pharmacy patient engagement tool, oncology patients would have a more intuitive way to manage their therapy regimen.”

New developments include updates to the Walgreens app, which allows FitBit users to locate their closest Walgreens pharmacy, view Balance Rewards points and save money on Walgreens purchases.