Sitting in a health information privacy conference today, I heard a new term—“body score”. The speaker explained it is just like your credit score, an overall score assigned to the condition of your body. It is an easily imagined output of big data analytics applied across your overall health and medical records, interpreted against 100,000s of other similar accumulations. So, just imagine you have a body score, and even sub-scores for your various functional body parts—skin, liver, lungs, blood system, brain, muscular strength, flexibility—and disease vulnerabilities.
How would this affect your life? Imagine trying to buy regular potato chips and the cashier says, “I’m sorry but we cannot process your debit card for the potato chips.” Or you try to … Read More