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Quantifying the Quantified Self: A Study on the Motivations of Patients to Track Their Own Health

@inproceedings{Gimpel2013QuantifyingTQ,
  title={Quantifying the Quantified Self: A Study on the Motivations of Patients to Track Their Own Health},
  author={Henner Gimpel and M. Ni{\ss}en and Roland A. G{\"o}rlitz},
  booktitle={International Conference on Interaction Sciences},
  year={2013}
}
A new generation of patient-driven healthcare information systems (HIS) is emerging to advance traditional healthcare services and empower patient self-responsibility. Professional approaches to develop or improve HIS exist alongside evolving individual and community-shared approaches where patients take responsibility for their health data and health. Health Social Networks and the Quantified Self community are examples for such patient-driven initiatives. They inherently focus on empowering… 

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