Amanda | February 06, 2013
Will all this new health data we’re amassing really, on its own, induce behavior change? The consensus answer is a pretty straightforward no.
Any casual observer of health trends can tell you that the basic data physicians have been sharing in every primary care visit for decades, such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol levels, have not been enough to motivate the average patient to change her lifestyle. But what about the more personalized, granular information and methods presently growing and democratizing, such as genomics and the so-called Quantified Self?