Improving our health and wellness is a common resolution each new year, and technology plays a pivotal role in helping us achieve our goals.  Technology ensures Americans have greater control over their health and fitness needs, makes it easier to receive care, especially in rural and underserved communities, and helps health professionals make informed decisions in real time.  In this week’s Tech At Work, see how tech is improving our health and wellness.

How Tech is Improving our Health and Wellness

Google introduced MedLM, a family of artificial intelligence (AI) models to help the healthcare industry solve different needs, from basic tasks to complex workflows.

Hims & Hers launched a comprehensive and customizable tool to help users reach their individual weight-loss goals.

Deloitte’s 2023 Health Care Consumer Survey found 53% of respondents believe generative AI could improve access to health care and 46% believe it could make care more affordable.

Amazon is making it easier for patients to discover their digital health benefits and manage chronic conditions, like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Instacart shared how customers use its platform to get the medicine, food, and wellness support needed during cold and flu season.

This week, Teladoc hosted its “Healthier Ever After: Getting a SMART Start” event to help patients set healthy lifestyle goals and changes that stick for good.

Apple updated its Apple Fitness+ service to include more features that help users stay active and mindful in the new year.

Dell shared how Americans will have expanded access to virtual care and telemedicine in 2024.

Comcast is providing wellness-focused small businesses with internet access and mobile services to help them expand their reach, streamline and manage operations, and promote wellness within their communities.

Garmin’s yearly fitness report highlighted how customers around the world are exercising and staying fit.

Earlier this week, Nasdaq dedicated its Opening Bell to the healthcare sector.


New in Tech

Galaxy Watch’s Advanced Sensor Tech Paves Way for Greater Preventive Healthcare Solutions

Samsung expanded its Privileged Health Software Development Kit (SDK) program to provide a broader range of preventive health tools and foster healthcare innovations through partnerships.  By synthesizing the Galaxy Watch’s cutting-edge sensor technology with each platform, Samsung and its partners allow users to check their vital signs in real time and manage their health intelligently and preemptively.


What We’re Saying

TechNet Statement on Department of Labor’s Rule Impacting Independent Workers

TechNet Submits Comments to the CFPB on its Proposed Rule on Large Participants in Payment Markets


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