Tuesday, June 06, 2006

New healthcare IT alliance formed

United Press International - Health Business - New healthcare IT alliance formed

It seems some tech and medical firms are getting together to provide for connected personal health information in the near future. What does this mean? It means you and yours can instantly share health related information with them and theirs.

Who would be those thems? (smile) Why your doctors, children, and of course, personal trainers. But don't we do that already? Yes, but this is geared towards more of an instant and always on sort of things, or at least always available.

I'm wonder though, being diabetic, if this is a technology I'm deeply in need of. I test my blood sugar once or twice per day. But how often do I report that to my doctor? Well, if all keeps on track, not very often. Is it that he doesn't care? Nope, just good management means there isn't as big a need.

But wow, wouldn't him having all of your sugar readings for the past 365 days be great to have on hand? I suppose so. But do I really need a Bluetooth, USB, or Wi-Fi enabled glucose monitor for that? I don't suppose keeping a simple notebook entry to give him wouldn't work?

Anyway, I'm thinking that the chronic folks won't be the ones signing up maybe? They'd probably already be doing this sort of thing, or hospitalized already.

Oh well, I guess it could be worse, they could be installing something in my toilet to monitor my ...

Anyway, have a good one,

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