Here is another instance where quantitative technology can make keeping track of intake and output simple and easy. Instead of having to write down every calorie, fat gram, and ounce of protein or carbohydrate consumed, there are now smartphone apps, tablet apps, and computer programs that will enable you to enter and store all that data easily and let you track how food has made you feel when you ate it. By analyzing the data at the end of a given week or month, an individual can make changes that will directly help him or her adjust food intake or exercise levels to reach a desired weight and to take the mystery out of why his or her current dietary plan may not be working. The healthcare industry is taking notice. Many hospitals are planning for the effects of personalized medicine. There is a huge increase in the amount of data-driven information, and doctors and medical staffs are being encouraged to communicate with their patients about the data they track, some of which could permanently change the diagnoses and treatment of chronic conditions. Mining of data could even support research into the genomic basis of a disease[Gla11]. ea8bf2cd31fe36328885a2dd5518c6c8758cc0dd.docx
Foster 4 Works Cited Glaser, John P., and Claudia Salzberg. The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations . San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2011. Print. Ogden, C. L.. NCHS Data Bried Number 82 . 01 January 2012. Web . 17 January 2016. Topol, Eric J. The Creative Destruction of Medicine . New York: Basic Books, 2012. Print. ea8bf2cd31fe36328885a2dd5518c6c8758cc0dd.docx
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