The Health Data Exploration Project's regular scan through the news. This week: JAMIA CFP on Person-Generated Health Data, Big Data in the Ebola fight, Congressional action on mobile health policy, and more!
Individuals are tracking a variety of health-related data via a growing number of wearable devices and smartphone apps. More and more data relevant to health are also being captured passively as people communicate with one another on social networks, shop, work, or do any number of activities that leave “digital footprints.” Self-tracking data can provide better measures of everyday behavior and lifestyle and can fill in gaps in more traditional clinical or public health data collection, giving us a more complete picture of health.
We at the Health Data Exploration project are creating a Network of innovators in personal health data to catalyze the use of personal data for the public good. This Network will bring together companies, researchers, and strategic partners to strategize, coordinate, and experiment with using personal data to understand health.
Find out about the HDE Team, our Steering Committee, and our Sponsor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The HDE Team is conducting research to enable the use of personal health data for the public good. We also provide resources for HDE Network Members to work together to advance the state of the art around personal health data. Find out more about the projects we’re working on.
News and Ideas
The Health Data Exploration project -- based at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) -- has announced five recipients in its $200,000 Agile Research Project competition. The Agile Research Project grants were created to encourage collaboration among members of the Health Data Exploration (HDE) Network, and to generate new training and learning opportunities for the field.
With the launch of the Health Data Exploration (HDE) project, we have an important opportunity ahead to understand the role and impact of health technology. We have much to learn from health innovators, and I began thinking about the role of the patient as an active participant in producing “digital footprints.” There are several ways we can promote a “patients first” mentality when considering research on patient-generated data.
All members of the HDE Network are invited to join us in San Diego for the first HDE Network Meeting. Agenda and details will be coming soon.
The Health Data Exploration Project's regular scan through the news and research literature.
Kevin Patrick, PI of the Health Data Exploration Project, will lead a panel on "Consumer Health Data—Potential, Promise, and Problems" at the NYeC Digital Health Conference 2014.
We are seeking project proposals (up to $75,000) that promise to advance the use of personal health data for research.
We are happy to announce the arrival of our new project website!