HxRefactored Speaker Spotlight: Keynote John Brownstein Ph.D, Harvard Medical School
This week, we enthusiastically welcome John Brownstein Ph.D, to the HxRefactored Keynote line-up. John is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical Center and he directs the Computational Epidemiology Group at the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program in Boston. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s his work championing Healthmap.org that really caught our attention at Health 2.0. Collecting data from over 10,000 disparate sources, including informal online publications, the HealthMap system arranges information into a beautifully visual and interactive platform that allows users to zoom into their local neighborhood or view global trends. Even renowned organizations such as the CDC, DHS, HHS, and the EU regularly turn to HealthMap for insight on the state of infectious disease. John’s voice and influence ripples through the World Health Organization, International Society for Disease Surveillance, the White House, and soon the HxRefactored audience. John will discuss the power of design and how data intelligence — including from non-traditional sources like eyewitness accounts — can fast track interception of emerging global health concerns.
We at Health 2.0 define health 2.0 as solutions that are interoperable, data-driven, and focus on user experience, and HealthMap encompasses all of these. We’re honored to include John Brownstein as our first featured Keynote Speaker onstage at HxRefactored, April 1st.
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