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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

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]


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]