Why consumers must take charge if connected health is to achieve its promise.
For the past 50 years, lives have been extended in industrialized societies but in the past 20 years rates of obesity and certain chronic diseases have skyrocketed in rich and poor countries. The prime culprit seems to be behavior-driven damage to our own bodies. Starting with the discovery of antibiotics, vaccines and antivirals, medical technology has saved millions of lives. Too many of us have a mindset that technology will save us from the consequences of our own behavior. This assumption threatens our lives, our pockets and our social contract.
We invite you to read the following essay by Robert B. McCray to learn the solution to this problem.