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Person-Centered HealthCare; Short Review of Self-Monitoring System

December 28, 2012 by Joan Justice

I am very much intrigued with the QS movement and self-monitoring for fitness and behavior modification. I visited several exhibitors at the recent mHealthSummit meeting in Washington DC earlier this month and was interested in some of the products they had for self-tracking. I actually ordered a BodyMedia Fit and gave it to a friend to try out first as I thought it would be more interesting to get another person's opinion.[read more]

Wellocracy Is Coming! Watch For It

November 26, 2012 by Joseph Kvedar
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After working at this remote patient monitoring game for about 10 years now, we are ready to bring self-care to consumers – couch potatoes, weekend warriors and all of us in between hoping to live a little healthier, lose a few pounds or just feel a little better. Meet Wellocracy™! The goal of Wellocracy is at once simple and daunting – to get America moving, and to motivate our citizens to move to a healthier state.[read more]

Self Tracking

November 5, 2012 by Gary Levin

We found that 60% of American adults track their weight, diet, or exercise routine. One-third of American adults track health indicators or symptoms, like blood pressure, blood sugar, headaches, or sleep patterns. One-third of caregivers – people caring for a loved one, usually an adult family member – say they track a health indicator for their loved one.[read more]

Your Healthcare GPS: How Much of “Know Thyself” is Too Much?

July 18, 2012 by Andrew Schorr

The advent of devices that track personal health and wellness has spawned a movement called the “Quantified Self,” which explores the extent to which self-tracking can lead to self-improvement. There are even people who use apps to track and chart their moods![read more]

Guiding Principles for Connected Health Design

July 17, 2012 by Joseph Kvedar

Connected health has enormous capacity as a tool to promote behavior change (in my opinion better than any other toolset we have). However when poorly implemented, it fails like any other poorly implemented strategy.[read more]

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e-Patients, Quantified Self and Self-Efficacy; Self-Monitoring Through Technology

November 7, 2011 by John Sharp

Self-tracking, particularly for those with chronic medical conditions, is a method for one to become more effective in managing one’s illness. For instance, an insulin-dependent diabetic can closely or now continuously monitor blood sugar levels to maintain close control and thereby gain a sense of self-efficacy against a disease with potentially progressive complications.[read more]