AT&T Partners with Philips, TicTrac on Health IT
Users can opt into content streams, programs, challenges and wellness services that further tailor the experience on the ForHealth platform.AT&T announced the debut of ForHealth, a free wellness and fitness platform that it has developed with Tictrac to engage people in their health and well-being. The platform aggregates data from different apps and devices and provides users with actionable personal insights and correlations to improve their health. "As companies continue to develop a variety of wellness and fitness applications, wearables and devices, we see an opportunity for helping customers make sense of their data," Stephen Burger, an AT&T area vice president told eWEEK. "The bottom line is that consumers are more and more interested in self-managing their wellness. Technology obviously plays a key role here." For example, the ForHealth platform can analyze sleep and exercise patterns and tell the user if they should run farther on days they’ve slept more than six hours.
"We created ForHealth – a free wellness and fitness platform – to help engage people in their health and wellbeing. We expect that the app will be available sometime in the second quarter of 2015," Burger said. "What good is all of that data if you can’t make sense of it? We expect continued growth in health-based applications, and empowering users to manage their own data will help accelerate that trend."