Spiraling costs, increased consumer demand, and limited staffing are squeezing resources at many healthcare systems. But emerging mobile-centric technologies promise a future with improved efficiencies in care and better treatment options.
Health-conscious consumers can already track their own physical activity with wearable gadgets; more sophisticated mobile devices could soon monitor one's vital signs throughout the day and transmit these updates for remote analysis helping ambulatory patients to self-manage their conditions at home, while extending clinical observations about the long-term effects of novel treatments with better data about one's lifestyle.
BioArray sifts through torrents of raw data streaming from wearable biosensors to better understand the unique interplay among vital signs; weaving subtle associations among digital biomarkers into a dynamic numerical index a personal health and fitness baseline beyond what human experts might easily discern at sporadic doctor's office exams.
And like an early warning system, we track and alert about change in one's digital fingerprint: distilling this information into non-medical jargon that consumers find more meaningful to encourage prompt review by healthcare professionals empowering better-informed decisions about treatment options and lifestyle choices.