- Carol Harnett
- Weatogue, CT
- United States
Chairperson, Health & Performance Innovation Institute
In our move toward the "quantified self" when we regard our health and the health of others, are we ignoring the importance of rituals?
I am a writer, speaker and consultant on health, especially in the employed population. Employer-based health care initiatives are almost blinded by metrics. As a strong advocate for well-designed research, I understand this drive. But I am getting worried that we are missing something.
- How should the rituals of human touch, observation and conversation fit into our assessment and understanding of health?
- What are we missing by focusing almost exclusively on data and metrics?