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Wellness overkill
Beth Stackpole   12/8/2011 8:18:29 AM
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I guess I see the importance of this type of application for older patients or people who have chronic health issues that need to be monitored. But the idea of strapping on all kinds of gauges and monitors to have my health be continuously remoted monitored by me or my physician is a bit of overkill in my book. I'm all for wellness, but being a slave to it and getting obsessive over numbers would be a real buzz kill. Also, given that our health care professionals are already overwhelmed by the insurance mandate to squeeze in zillions of patient visits a day, I'm wondering who's going to be free to monitor all this good data in the first place.

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