Moderated by Indu Subaiya, Big Data: Tools and Applications for Individuals showcased the technology companies are creating to harness consumer data in order to make more informed decisions regarding health care. Anthony Begando represented SEER Health as the session sponsor. Speakers included Marvin Ammori, Jerry Sheehan, and Ben Wolin, joined by demos from ESRI, Treato, Moving Analytics, Withings, and MedHelp.
Jerry Sheehan is the Co-Director of the Health Data Exploration project supported by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation. At Health 2.0 he shared some of their new findings from the project which is aimed at helping better understand the potential to use self-tracked health and wellness data for academic research. Specifically focused on the benefits and impediments to helping establish a robust ecosystem between individuals, companies who manufacture devices and applications, and academic researchers.