At our San Francisco 2011 Fall Conference we talked with Gary Wolf, Co-founder of Quantified Self, about the biggest challenges, trends and developments in health care technology.
In the Health 2.0 Show for July 25th, Indu Subaiya announces Health 2.0′s first Developer Challenge “Using Public Data for Cancer Prevention and Control”, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Then, we preview a panel from our Fall 2011 Conference, “User-Generated Health: From Intelligent Communities to Self-Tracking, and the Quest for Personalized Health Platforms” with specials guests Thomas Goetz of Wired Magazine and Gary Wolf of Quantified Self. This Health 2.0 show also covers other conference highlights, Health Innovation Week and the Berlin 2011 conference. Also in this show, we meet with founder of stickK, Jordan Goldberg, who demos their behavioral motivation tool and discusses other current trends in healthcare.
Communities are evolving from simple support mechanisms to becoming personalized platforms for disease management, behavior change and data analytics. We took a look at the themes of peer and professional support, self-tracking, information sharing and delivery, competition, real-time data streams, and carrot vs. stick – and saw the Health 2.0 tools and unplatforms that are driving consumer engagement and testing leading behavior change models to make the greatest real-world impact.