As someone who has learned first hand how little we know about our bodies and how much lies in our data, I hope Dave's simple message resonates with all patients. Patient data is tremendously powerful and can change the course of human health and wellness. So who better to take ownership of it than...well, each and every one of us. After all, its our lives.
To underscore this important point, Dave does a little rap during his TedTalk. His public speaking skills are a little bit better than his rapping skills, so I took a few minutes to clean it up (its still ALL Dave) in hopes that many will share Dave's message to "Gimme My Damn Data". Take a listen and spread the word...
This WSJ video presents a pretty good overview of what some patients are doing to take control of their health. In this rapidly evolving era of consumer health, its super important that neither the patient nor the doctor sees the "Health Hacker" model as trumping the guidance of an educated health care provider. The right model is a partnership between data collection and data analysis.
by Brett Shamosh
iSee my son and wife when I’m traveling for work
iListen to music from all walks of life
iWatch animated films that entertain my 3 year old and me
iTalk to people I will never meet in person
iStarted a company
iDiscover new places
by Brett Shamosh
Entrepreneurship is hard. All those blog posts you read about the ups and downs are absolutely true. But so are the parts about affecting change and disrupting conventional workflows. And that’s what makes me smile every morning when I look at my Socialize feed in GI Monitor and see things like “My GI recommended it” and “my nurse suggested this app”.
About This Blog
As entrepreneurs in the interactive health space, Brett and Ed see a lot of interesting possibilities. Through their blog, Know Yourself Well, they’ll keep you up to speed.
Contributors: Brett Shamosh, Edward Shin, MD and other Interactive Health Enthusiasts