According to an article in Forbes, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day from things like the Internet, social media and text messages. With a colossal amount of information at our fingertips, we’re continuously adding to the data supply, even through personally collected data from technology like wearable devices.
In a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, informaticians aimed to understand to what degree people could access personally collected health data.
What did they discover? Many stakeholders including patients, healthcare providers, researchers, third-party developers and the general public heavily rely on accessing personal data for a variety of reasons, which is why developers should keep data accessibility in mind while creating health and fitness apps.
Why Informatics? So, people can access ALL their personal health data collected with mobile apps.