Yunan Chen, Karen Cheng, Charlotte Tang, Katie Siek, Jakob Bardram
In the era of Health 2.0, we see more novel technologies, such as mobile health applications, wearable self-tracking devices, and new communications media, being designed and developed for health consumers. With these technologies, patients can manage their own health conditions through apps, connect with other patients or health providers through online communities, and track a variety of health indicators to better understand how behavioral choices and environmental factors can influence their health. Behind such mobile, connected, and quantified-self initiatives are the notions of patient-centeredness and patient empowerment. Technologies are expected to encourage and facilitate healthy behavior change and eventually…
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