Chronic Condition Management, Personal Health Technology, Workforce Health | By | 07/03/19 | 2 Minute Read

Fitbit and Cardiogram Team Up to Bring Health Condition Screening Tools to Your Employees

If your employees want to know how sitting in that stressful work meeting (or watching those Women’s World Cup soccer matches) affects their heart rate, now they can. Cardiogram and Fitbit have partnered to bring Cardiogram’s suite of health monitoring features to Fitbit users with the goal to improve care management, empower users, and potentially save lives.

The Cardiogram app is a digital health and fitness diary, using heart rate and sleep data from wearable devices and displaying it on a user’s phone with insights and tracking. The Cardiogram app can track how a person’s heart rate is affected by anything from stress, workouts, sleep, or even an episode of Game of Thrones. 

With this partnership, Fitbit users with compatible Fitbit devices, can access Cardiogram’s health screening tools, which have been clinically validated to detect signs of many different conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and atrial fibrillation using heart rate data from select Fitbit devices.

If a user is flagged as at risk for a health condition, they’re offered confirmatory diagnostic testing. Newly diagnosed users are guided to condition management programs. Fitbit users have the option to upgrade to Cardiogram Premium—a subscription service that enables sharing of live Cardiogram data, insights, and confirmatory test results with a loved one or caretaker. With that service, they can also export data to share with a physician.

“Compatibility with Fitbit has been one of our top user requests,” says Brandon Ballinger, co-founder and CEO of Cardiogram. “Fitbit wearables have remarkably consistent heart rate accuracy, enhanced sleep tracking, and extended battery life, all of which improve a user’s experience with Cardiogram as well.”

Fitbit Device Compatibility

Cardiogram is compatible with any Fitbit device with a heart rate sensor, including the Fitbit Charge family, Fitbit Versa family, Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit Ionic, and Fitbit Alta HR. Any Fitbit user can download the Cardiogram app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 

Your employees with any of these Fitbit devices will be able to visually see within the Cardiogram app how stress, diet, and exercise affect their heart beat. As an added bonus, Fitbit users may opt-in  to participate in Cardiogram’s American Heart Association-backed heart studies conducted by the University of California, San Francisco. 

How Cardiogram Works 

If you are not familiar with Cardiogram, read its peer-reviewed research. Cardiogram transforms consumer wearables with heart rate sensors into a personal healthcare companion. It is focused on preventive medicine, and has built DeepHeart, a deep neural network. In a sequence of clinical studies with more than 14,011 participants, Cardiogram has validated accuracy of its artificial intelligence-based algorithm DeepHeart to accurately detect multiple major health conditions.

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