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Google Doctors Discuss the Evolution of Fitbit

  • December 10, 2021
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online
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Fitbit made its debut in 2009 as a step tracker. Fast forward to today and Fitbit doesn’t just track steps, but can also help people reduce stress, eat well, get better sleep, and improve activity levels to reach recommended guidelines more efficiently.
Hear from Dr. John Moore and Dr. Kapil Parakh from Google about this continued evolution and how today’s Fitbit experience helps users connect the dots between their everyday behaviors and overall health & wellbeing.

As a practicing cardiologist, Dr. Parakh shared how he envisions personalized health and wellbeing experiences (like Fitbit’s) being used to help people live better with hypertension, diabetes and other chronic conditions, and how they may also play a part in prevention.

Dr. Moore discussed outcomes of clinical studies that have already shown how the addition of Fitbit to health interventions can help enhance their impact.

Attendees will learn how:

  • Fitbit went from step tracker to an overall health and wellbeing companion
  • Personalized health and wellbeing experiences (like Fitbit’s)are being used to help people live better with hypertension, diabetes and other chronic conditions, and how they may also play a part in prevention
  • The addition of Fitbit to health interventions can help enhance their impact

Speakers


Kapil Parakh, MD, PhD
Medical Lead
Fitbit Health Solutions

As a practicing cardiologist, Dr. Parakh will share how he envisions personalized health and wellbeing experiences (like Fitbit’s) being used to help people live better with hypertension, diabetes and other chronic conditions, and how they may also play a part in prevention.

He received his Medical Degree from the University of Zambia and his PhD in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.


John Moore, MD, PhD
Medical Director
Fitbit Health Solutions

Dr. Moore is a physician and technologist, passionate about empowering people to take the lead in their care and making it delightful for clinicians to support them in reaching their goals.

He received his Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine and his PhD in Health Information Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Carrie L. Hatfield (Moderator)
Lead, Strategic Partnerships
US Health Plans

Carrie Hatfield is on the Fitbit Health Solutions team focusing specifically on Strategic Health Plan Partnerships across the US.  Her primary objective is integrating Fitbit Devices and Services into Wellness and Clinical Programs, Products and Benefit designs to create sustained engagement and successful health outcomes over time.

Previously, Carrie spent more than 25+ years in the Healthcare Industry.  Working at National Health Plans in both Clinical and Pharmacy to offset medical trends.  Carrie is Six Sigma certified and seeks to improve not only processes in healthcare but in her life and the lives of others as well.

Carrie received her MHA/ MBA from St. Louis University, was recognized as a Top 40 under 40 business professional in Louisville in 2004, was Women of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and received the CEO Award in Clinical Innovation in 2013.  She serves on several boards: The American Cancer Society Health Initiative Action team, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and LHAB Diabetes Committee to name a few.