Fitbit—the handy little wrist pedometer that is so much more than that—recently had a huge IPO that’s gotten a lot of people talking about the future of digital health tools and what it means for the healthcare industry. Tools like Fitbit and new technology like telemedicine and virtual doctor visits are providing hospitals with an opportunity to put patients more in charge of their own health. Overall, this is preventing a lot of follow-up visits and allowing patients to focus more on their own preventative care—like simply walking 10,000 steps a day. Over the next four years, these digital health tools are expected to save the healthcare industry over $100 billion.
To read more about these new tools and the way they’re changing the industry, read the article here.