Can wearable fitness devices lower healthcare costs?

“A study by a healthcare analytics firm that tracks corporate wellness efforts found that employees using wearable fitness monitoring devices had lower healthcare costs over a two-year period. Indianapolis-based Springbuk Inc. evaluated medical-related claims of those using the devices at a healthcare company with 20,000 employees. “The analysis shows that after two years, employees who opt-in to the wearable program cost on average $1,292 less than employees in the control group,” said Phil Daniels, co-founder and vice president of Springbuk.” Read more at Crain’s.

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