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  1. What does it take to become a “scientist on the inside”, influencing decisions around innovation and entrepreneurship in a trillion dollar U.S. government policy organization? This was the focus of Lee Hartwell’s interview of Greg Downing, Executive Director of Innovation in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]
  2. There has been a burgeoning conversation around consumer wearables about whether such hobby-enthusiast devices need to be validated. After all, different devices measure with different accuracy, which makes the use of collected data to inform clinical decision-making problematic. Rather than clutter the market with some devices doing X and others doing Y, would it be […]

  3. Join the Conversation on April 2: Data for Health Shares Findings on What Works The Center for Sustainable Health encourages you to join national health leaders in a live stream conversation on April 2, 2015 from 11:45am-2:00pm ET about a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data for Health initiative. Our Strategic Partnerships Director, […]
  4. Flip #19 on the Flip the Clinic’s website investigates the idea of redesigning the clinic space itself as a way to improve the patient-clinician experience during clinical encounters. It showcases the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s success alongside other examples to illustrate how small yet significant adjustments alter the atmosphere of their clinic. In the recent […]

  5. The Center for Sustainable Health is involved in the oversight of multiple Observational Clinical Trials (OCTs) within various local and national healthcare systems, designed to test the utility of commercial wearable devices for monitoring ambulatory patients. Project HoneyBee’s Observational Clinical Trials (OCTs) and our Clinical Validation Network, link directly to 90% of Maricopa County’s health systems […]
  6. By Lee Hartwell, Chief Scientist, Center for Sustainable Health New technologies make it possible to measure tens of thousands of proteins, RNA and DNA molecules in our blood, and other body tissues and fluids. These molecular profiles are likely predictive of our state of health and what interventions might be effective. What we learned through […]

  7. The Center for Sustainable Health (CSH) launched Project HoneyBee to harness the promise of wearable biosensors to revolutionize our ability to detect, diagnose, and prevent disease. With such potential, we saw an awesome need to validate these consumer-facing, inexpensive technologies within clinical settings to ensure that the data collected is truly useful. By validating consumer […]
  8. Iodine, a San Francisco-based start-up, provides personalized information to individuals about medications we use to ease pain, calm anxiety, reduce symptoms of depression, or soothe a common cold. Founded by Thomas Goetz and Matt Mohebbi, and led by a team of scientists, designers, and medical professionals, Iodine is quickly becoming one of the most user-friendly, […]

  9.     THE HONEYBEE CHRONICLES: PART SEVEN An interview with Scott Parazynski, ASU’S first Designated University Explorer By Claire Topal, Senior Research Consultant, Center for Sustainable Health When you have summited Mt. Everest and practiced medicine in space, you gain perspective that few can say they share. Reflecting on his experiences 29,000 feet above sea […]
  10. A few weeks ago I was one of almost 200,000 attendees at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Gearheads like me came from all over the world to walk the 35-football field’s worth of exhibits and see the newest in gadgets, 3D printers, cars, 4K televisions ‒ you name it. What unites […]

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