Have you ever wondered why doctors and hospitals own your medical records? You pay for the visits, labs, scans and hospitalizations but you have no product to show for it. And getting a hold of your data about your body is often exceedingly difficult. The good news: this tight clench of your medical information is about to be released.
That’s because you will be generating quite a bit of your medical information via your little mobile devices. The remarkable impact that smartphones have had on our everyday lives is currently being extended to your health care. The range of data that can be captured and processed via a smartphone is mind-blowing. This includes input from sensors — such as blood pressure, glucose, oxygen concentration in the blood, heart rhythm, lung function and mood.
Read the full op-ed on the HuffPost website.