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The Downside of the Explosion of Available Health Data

Before the Information Age, much of medicine was as much art as it was science. Physicians depended on their observational skills arguably more than they do in the modern era. This is largely due to how heath technology is advancing medicine.

One of the benefits of digital health is that the doctor’s office has never been so close to home before. We have been empowered to take more responsibility when it comes to our health.

Technology supporting the “quantification of self” allows us to record a variety of personal biological measurements as well as track our physical activities. Furthermore, digitalization of medical records has improved the access to our health data, as well as improved the accuracy of our medical history.

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