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Gina Neff University of Washington

"My doctor may not even want the data from my mobile phone that tells me about my health, but I can use that data to start a conversation with my doctor and that may be one of the most important ways we create social interoperability around these kinds of data," said Gina Neff, an associate professor who runs the Project on Communication Technology and Organizational Practices at the University of Washington.



Smartphones vs. Doctors: Who Knows More about Your Health?

Explosion of health data from smartphones, wearable devices remains largely outside the clinical healthcare setting.


As more people use smartphones, laptops and wearable computers to track their daily wellness, the resulting deluge of personal health data threatens to overwhelm doctors. The surge of data driven by the quantified self trend has put more detailed health records on many people's mobile phones than what appears on a doctor's chart, according to a University of Washington researcher.


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Taken on October 8, 2013