Meaning to Be More Meaningful

Interesting TED talk about making medical data more meaningful. If you can help extract meaning out of data it can have a very, pardon the phrase, meaningful impact on outcomes.

It kind of reminds me of the Papa John's ad slogan, Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.

Medical Data: Better Data. More Meaning. Better Outcomes. 

In fact, if you apply better data to battling chronic disease it can have a significant impact. It goes back to the adage of data turns to knowledge turns into action.

If people could only figure out that action requires incentive....

Regardless, I think that we're finally on the edge of the mHealth boom. It's been a long time coming, but the combination of smartphone proliferation, accessibility and development of tools finally brings us to a point where it can get some traction with the end user. I still think there is a long way to go on the function and value of many of the health apps out there today, but it will Darwinism at its finest to see who can adapt and survive.

Image via: Cambridge Consultants

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