The increasing in use in technology for, well, EVERYTHING is also spilling over into healthcare and especially the individual person’s role within the healthcare continuum. From all kinds of trackers (Nike FUEL band, Jawbone’s UP band, fitness apps for measure one’s runs or walks), we are becoming more and more comfortable with using technology for personal health matters. What about all the data these devices and apps generate? Will it make a meaningful impact in steering people towards healthier lifestyle decisions and health habits? Will this make a dent ever rising healthcare costs?
Read this interesting article that talks about the ‘quantified self’ and possible impacts to the healthcare discussion.