As we know, Doctors have a few gaps in how they engage with their patients.
The biggest issue currently is that providers only see patients once every few months. This leaves huge gaps in their patients care plans. The doctor is left to trust the accuracy and efficacy of the patients memory and perception to compile an accurate picture of their lifestyle that the Doctor can use to work with.
Without the proper and accurate data to fill in the details of these questionable times that the doctor is not present, The Dr is ultimately left to include a lot of guess work in applicable treatment plans.
QZ.com recently posted a great article on how important fitness and health tracking is and what impact it can have to doctors and how those improvements can have huge impacts on the care plans, effectiveness, and impact of treatment.
As devices evolve, and new kinds of sensors are built in, they can do what some targeted, wearable medical devices, such as blood glucose meters and cardiac monitors, can already do: Things like checking your breathing rate, stress level, and different types of brain activity will fill in all the blanks when it comes to patient care.
By collecting, sharing, and using the data that is already generated, we are building a highway that leads to healthier patients with less doctor downtime.
In the comments below, tell us what you are doing to integrate technology to become healthier.