The Pivot of Quantified Health into Modern Medicine
A conversation with Kevin Patrick, Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine (UCSD), Adjunct Professor of Public Health (San Diego State University), and Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Preventive Medicine; hosted by Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2, a UC San Diego/Irvine Partnership (HQ Qualcomm Institute), UCSD
Kevin Patrick: Created center for wireless and information health. Able to put systems approaches into medicine at both individual and population levels.
- Interventions focus on weaving text messages, apps, Facebook together
- Thousands of people are out there building these kinds of fitness, diet, health apps
- 20% of people are using some form of tech to monitor a health behavior
- Obesity study: Interventions for young people, designed by young people. One of seven studies.
- Trying to correlate Facebook apps with obesity research, which typically affects people between age 20 and 40.
- Couldn’t have predicted the volume of Facebook and Twitter users when they started their research.
- The Exposome is accumulated effect of everything we’re exposed to over a lifetime
- Air quality: CitiSense is measuring San Diego air quality through personal sensors. EPA sensors are vastly different from more personal sensor data, which can be offered up to communities
- Fully half of premature morbidity is still to be determined. These sensors can give us a better sense of the other half.
- Want to develop a platform open to developers; partnering with Qualcomm and Kinect
- Goal: Ecosystem of developers working on all corners of health apps
- Health Data Project
- Just approved funding for a planning grant
- More and more health data is being found outside of medical records
- Exploring the idea of a data commons
Larry Smarr: Consumers have driven the change here rather than the industry from the inside out.
- Companies all have data dashboards to ensure things are running smoothly. Where’s your personal health dashboard?