By Rick Lee / September 5th, 2012 / (0) comments
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are avid exercisers, as are their wives. I suspect those exercise regimens may be de-emphasized over the next 70 days, but they most certainly represent enviable models of discipline, dietary moderation and regular physical activity to our citizenry. Paul Ryan shames them both with his P90X workouts. The spouses among the 4 party leaders seem to have embraced comparable doses of healthy living and activity.
So if leaders lead, instead of apologizing, avoiding, or diminishing the issue that absorbs over $1 trillion every year – self-inflicted chronic diseases like GERD, Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea and Degenerative Joint Disorders – why are we not hearing anything about self management of our health?
By Rick Lee / June 26th, 2012 / (0) comments
Wouldn’t it be great if your primary care physician could look at your last 30 blood pressure scores, recorded over the last 2 months? Well…it is happening today, but it doesn’t happen with nearly enough frequency because the old, tired, inaccurate “one data point” process gets reimbursed; whereas, contextual, longitudinal trends on blood pressure don’t.
By Rick Lee / April 18th, 2012 / (0) comments
What do Iowa cows, National Security Administration staffers, a Georgia homeowner with central air conditioning, a Netflix subscriber in Alaska, and a hypertension sufferer engaged with Healthrageous all have in common? They are all beneficiaries of Big Data, the pattern recognition trend that is being deployed successfully by so many different firms in varying fields.