Linked to EAHP Statements:
Section 5: Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
ACPE UAN: 0475-0000-16-012-L04-P. A knowledge based activity.
''The Quantified Self'' is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs (e.g. food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (e.g. mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance (mental and physical). In short, quantified self is self-knowledge through self-tracking with technology.
''The Quantified Self'' allows individuals to quantify biometrics that they never knew existed, as well as make data collection cheaper and more convenient. It concerns any citizen in his daily life, but the interest of these approaches in the medical field is obvious. They have the potential to improve the performance and the efficiency of medical monitoring as well as to empower the patient in the management of his health.
The very rapid increase of the available technologies predicts an explosion in the number of useful applications in the future. Hospital pharmacists have to be ready to integrate this new way of thinking in their process organisation and in their relationships with patients and healthcare workers.
• To explain the origin of "The Quantified Self" movement in the context of the evolving society;
• To describe the actual and future potentials for citizens and patients;
• To illustrate possible applications in monitoring drug treatments.