Encouraged; Google Fit building a platform to aggregate my health data, so I can auto load my health information into my PHIEx.
Concerns; HIPAA compliance. Are they profiting on the data? Pharmas and insurance companies pay big $ for specific search terms... $43 for "self-employed health insurance". Pharma pays big for diabetes, Lipitor, etc.
- Draws blood using a finger stick and not a syringe.
- Can process my results with a small amount of blood.
- I can go to a pharmacy drawing station.
- Costs less.
But what got my attention were these statements: “we believe you have the right to your own health information” and “answers at the speed of digital.”
Will be pushing my physician for Theranos the next time I need
Update: I've been to Theranos several times. Never had a finger-stick blood draw, some analyts were resulted by a different lab (UCSF), Theranos' online site did not provide an XML (discrete data) export, and they are having trouble with the FDA. Wow. Disappointed,
Hope this is just a technology that is just a little to early. Really want to draw/test my blood multiple times a year. On my own schedule, without a Dr's order... Someday....
I've been looking forward learning more about the health version of the Apple PassBook, Health. So far so good. Was excited to hear about the real-time health monitoring from the Mayo Clinic, and health data integration with Epic Systems.
Assuming the next unveil will be the iWatch, and see the integration with Health.
It's still unclear to me if Health is going to replace my HealthVault PHR. HeatlhVault's been good, but the integration is complicated.
SAMI and Simband look very promising! Apple Health has the edge for me. And with the Mayo health monitoring solution and the potential EHR (Epic for now) integration, that pushes it even farther ahead.