How Will 24/7 Data Monitoring Affect Our Heathcare System?

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If it's used the right way because the data can mean like a patient is locked in the stack and goes here, good luck going through this. We work with a client who's one of the leaders in glucose monitoring devices, and they have introduced a monitor, where the data is captured on the monitor, and then it's basically then recorded in the records.

So the patient isn't coming in with a log, these diabetes patients have through the ages, most of which is written in the doctor's waiting room, because I know that they're going to yield that for not having kept the log. The doctor can see this, and the data as it comes out is compressed, right? And the doctor can see what has been the real behavior and how the patient's glucose levels have been going and they can have what is a more direct and honest and real conversation about how that patient is managing her or his disease.

The data is simply an informational tool, and of course everyday the amount of data captured in the planet goes like hmm, but I believe that the size of the data is kind of inconsequential because it all gets smashed somewhere. What is consequential is the the patterns that emerge from that in healthcare, and I think that's really, really useful stuff.