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quantified self


November 10, 2015  1:06 PM

Loss of interest, hidden costs drive away users of mHealth apps

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Connected Health, mHealth, mHealth applications, quantified self

Getting Americans with smartphones to use mobile applications to monitor their health isn't a difficult accomplishment, as a majority of them have already downloaded one. Getting them to stick with one mHealth app over a long-term period isn't as straightforward because many of them have found...

March 20, 2014  1:03 PM

Patients worry over privacy, ownership of personal health data

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient data privacy, personal health records, quantified self, self-tracking

While the "quantified self" movement is widely written about, who is quantifying what patients actually care about? Three new studies shed light on this trend. Three-quarters of patients believe they should own their personal health data, including that which is self-tracked or captured by...


January 9, 2014  11:55 AM

Younger people report enthusiasm for patient self-monitoring devices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth, quantified self, smartwatches, Wearable devices

Digital patient self-monitoring in healthcare will continue to rise if developers respond to current demand, particularly from younger patients. More than half of consumers (52%) are interested in buying


April 18, 2013  1:49 PM

Doctor-patient communication still commonly low-tech

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
doctor-patient communication, Healthcare apps, patient engagement, quantified self

Patients most commonly share their data with their physicians through non-electronic means, despite the high availability of remote monitoring applications and communication devices, according to a new report. In response to a


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