Harvard Health Letter

Digital health tracking: Preventive care or privacy invasion?

24-hour health monitoring is high tech. But is it helpful? The day has arrived when doctors can remotely monitor your health every moment, if you (and they) choose. Increasing numbers of wireless digital sensors — some implanted in or on the body, some ingested, and some worn like clothing — are making the leap from patents to patients. In 2017, the FDA cleared dozens of devices for continuous health monitoring. “The hope…

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