Until relatively recently, people living with diabetes were shut out of conversations about improving the devices that keep them alive. Device manufacturers saw clinicians as their customers, not patients, and nobody was asking them to change that stance, including the FDA. Patients and their loved ones were grateful to have insulin pumps and continuous glucose […]
We are going to need all the ingenuity and help we can get to untangle and improve health and health care. Everyone should have access to the data, information, and tools they need to solve problems. That includes access to each other – peer to peer. My hope is for people to look at a […]
There has been a steady drip-drip-drip of articles documenting how health apps are sharing data with third parties: Data sharing practices of medicines related apps and the mobile ecosystem: traffic, content, and network analysis, by Grundy et al. (British Medical Journal, Feb. 25, 2019) You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook. Wall […]
Technology enables the mission of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). It widens access to information and tools and pushes power out to all parts of the network, from our colleagues in the federal workforce to our fellow citizens. At HHS, we seek to create a learning system that recognizes the potential of […]
The cross-disciplinary smorgasbord that is Gov 2.0 Expo will be held this week in DC. The agenda is packed with nerdy temptations (danah boyd! Anil Dash! Tim Berners-Lee!) but here are my can’t-miss sessions.