Benefits and Compensation

Fitbit Hopping aboard the HIPAA Bandwagon

You’ve probably noticed more and more employees sporting Fitbit devices lately—wearable gadgets that track everything from steps to sleep time to heart rate and more. As with almost anything that tracks personal health-related data, however, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) comes into play.

In a written statement, Fitbit recently announced that it is extending its corporate wellness offerings with HIPAA-compliant safeguards. The new program provides added value to Fitbit Wellness, the company’s business-to-business division that offers turnkey software and services for wellness programs.

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