When confronted with a shockingly high number during a routine cholesterol check at work, the author realized that he knew nothing about his own health metrics. The experience led him to develop a tool called HealthCard to address the questions, “How do I become an informed and empowered patient?” and “How do I [as a patient, nurse, doctor, or proxy] make quicker, more accurate decisions?” This presentation traces the evolution of HealthCard and speculates where it might lead.

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Hacking Health: Designing for and Understanding My Health from J Participatory Medicine on Vimeo.

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Copyright: © 2011 Juhan Sonin. Published here under license by The Journal of Participatory Medicine. Copyright for this article is retained by the author, with first publication rights granted to the Journal of Participatory Medicine. All journal content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. By virtue of their appearance in this open-access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.

 

 

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