It seems obvious, when talking about a person's health, that everything would revolve around the person whose health it is. However, as anyone who's ever encountered our healthcare system knows, that's often the farthest thing from the truth. There are many reasons for this along a few common themes.
Even when a patient is the one collecting the data, it is often stored in The Cloud, Also Known As, "Other People's Computers". Many companies have positioned themselves to be custodians of this data while granting themselves full access so it can be used collectively as Big Data, and granting themselves ownership so they don't have to disclose the extent of it.
For data to be patient-centric, the patient must fully own it, and must reserve all rights to it.
It is entirely possible to have cloud storage of patient data, to contract a custodian to store and secure it, while still retaining ownership to the patient. This does not have to compromise the capability of 3rd parties to do large scale Big Data analytics, they simply have to obtain permission first.
Technology which is designed with the intent of collecting certain data points to feed Big Data analytics can be vastly different than technology designed with the intent to be useful to a patient.
Patient-centric Technology asks first the question "How can we improve the patient's life?", and second "What is the impact and effectiveness of our solution?"
If a patient owns their data, and their gadgets, then they are finally able to own their health. It is only with full ownership, and full visibility of all the relevant information, that a patient can make the best decision for their own health, their own body, their own life.
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