Updated ‘quantified self’ gear coming this year

The quantified self movement keeps chugging along, with updated tech announcements coming from both Withings and BodyMedia this week. BodyMedia will introduce an updated version of their arm-mounted health data collector, theoretically shipping in August. The new version is quite a bit more attractive than the current one. It measures activity / movement, sleep patterns,…

Health IT for Health Centers: 2013-01-07

Here are my latest recommended links and comments on news items from the Health IT, community health center (CHC), nonprofit, and general IT sectors. I’d be delighted to hear your comments here, or chat me up on Twitter (@jmproffitt) and Google+. Security Today in free-reports-you-might-like we have a new one from a group of major…

How about a Chromebox for patient web access?

In the run-up to building our new health center in Anchorage, we had plans to buy and deploy kiosk-style computers in the facility. These would be made available for patients to access a patient portal or our web site. But three things got in the way: True kiosk hardware that’s hardened against public tampering is…