Networks, Cities, and Data: The Future of Better H...

If you’re not convinced the future of healthcare has arrived, just wait a few days:  it should be coming to a mobile device or a big box store near you soon: Quantified-self software by which you can monitor every bodily function and have the data integrated into your medical record. Low-cost Genomic profiling to identify your disease risks. Biomarker-directed personalized drugs that are optimally efficacious for your particular molecular sub-group of disease. Self-help health maintenance tools to integrate all that bodily function monitoring and your genomics profile with the right drugs and food/exercise choices to slow or prevent...

@FKHealth Reporting Live From #HDPalooza

Digital health is a topic that brings together experts from often seemingly divergent groups: entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, journalists, academics, researchers and government leaders. These different perspectives shed light on the complexities and interconnectedness involved in the delivery of quality healthcare. At Health Datapalooza 2014, the premier national conference focused on unleashing the power of open health data, we experienced what happens when you get these people in the same room. Over the course of three days in Washington, D.C., attendees participated in workshops and challenges, listened to industry thought...

Things I’ll Remember to Do For Next Year’s Health ...

Health Datapalooza IV, which took place in Washington D.C. earlier this month, was spearheaded by the Health Data Consortium to bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, government agencies and other movers and shakers to share the latest and most innovative examples of health data being used to improve health. A number of FKH colleagues attended and helped staff this event. I made it my mission to attend as many sessions as possible and live-tweet the talks. I can’t begin to measure everything that I learned from the keynotes, breakouts and live demos, but based on my experience at this year’s event, here are just a few of...