quantified self

Open health with the quantified self

quantified self

Beyond the walls of our constrained health system, there is a movement that could change the entire context of healthcare.

While the US health system struggles to open patient health data and to allow for better data sharing among providers, the self-tracking movement, known as the "quantified self," could soon make all those efforts for naught. » Read more

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Injecting gaming into healthcare

Every January I struggle to get a childcare reservation in the gym. By early February it becomes easier and by March 1 its no problem.  Anecdotally, I know New Year's resolutions for fitness plans are short- lived. But research too suggests that most wellness plans, such as dieting and fitness, last about a month.

Health behaviorists spend their careers researching ways to keep people better engaged in their health because being your own advocate is the best way to stay healthy. Technology and data may therefore soon become the health behaviorists' best friends.
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