MedHelp is a web-based online health community that has big user numbers, big name partners and lots of organic growth with no bought traffic. In recent years they’ve included trackers for multiple conditions and now have over 4 million people contributing data from them. Khaled will show us a great visualization of the data collected from their initial results.
The advent of a new analytics for real-time data streams begs the question of how self tracking and sensor data integrate with the wider clinical evidence base and the implications for managing population health.
Communities are evolving from simple support mechanisms to becoming personalized platforms for disease management, behavior change and data analytics. We took a look at the themes of peer and professional support, self-tracking, information sharing and delivery, competition, real-time data streams, and carrot vs. stick – and saw the Health 2.0 tools and unplatforms that are driving consumer engagement and testing leading behavior change models to make the greatest real-world impact.