Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

This article discusses the increasing role and development of health technology for consumers. This includes different apps targeted to specific disease groups to share information with their providers but also is beginning to be explored as a tool in preventative medicine for healthy consumers. A lot of these technologies revolve around tracking your vital signs, sleep patterns, etc. There are many potential dangers of these tools, including the clinical accuracy  (they are not regulated by the FDA like medical devices are), the lack of privacy regulation, in addition to potential lack of consistent use by healthy consumers (making them less useful). Will these apps continue to improve and play a bigger role in standards of practice?

full article; https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/05/588914818/personal-tech-devices-are-still-learning-how-to-improve-health

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