Does automation sacrifice patient empowerment?

“Wireless biometric sensors, connected health devices, mobile phones and online portals hold the promise of automating the management of chronic diseases. Some service providers, however, aim to do no such thing. If you truly automate the process of measuring a patient’s blood pressure, for example, do you miss the key opportunity to engage that patient in their care regimen?” A good article on an interesting debate from mobihealthnews.