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The Positive Prognosis for Modern Health Care
The Wall Street Journal

In the wildly popular television series “House,” Hugh Laurie starred as a kind of medical Sherlock Holmes—a brilliant sleuth and diagnostician. “House” came to an end in 2012, but a new medical drama is just taking shape. This one is real—and the star is you.

There was a time when patient data was dependent on doctor-ordered tests. In the future, that data will be generated by the patients themselves—not from occasional office visits, but streamed directly from life on the go. And those who want a virtual medical assistant will have one in their pocket. Your smartphone will measure and interpret aspects of your health in order to track and treat your medical conditions in real time.