Your Health: On Your Phone and in the CloudMonday, April 30, 2012
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Kate Black, Staff Counsel, Health Privacy, Center for Democracy and Technology
John Dwyer, Chairman, Telcare Inc.
Frank Moss, Co-Founder, Bluefin Labs Inc.; former Director, Professor of the Practice, MIT Media Lab
Eric Topol, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health
Mobile technologies and social media are changing the world in many ways, but to what extent are they being used to improve health? There will be 1.4 billion people with smartphones worldwide by 2015, and 500 million of them will be using mobile health applications. From fitness games on the Wii or Xbox Kinect to diabetes monitoring devices that upload data through your iPhone to a "blue button" that allows you to download a copy of your medical records - the tools are coming fast and furious. What will the future of mobile and networked health look like? Are you concerned about having your personal health information in the cloud? What could we do with all the data being generated if we put it all together?