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Fifteen Influencers Shaping Digital Health—Paul Sonnier, Announcement to 15,000+ member Digital Health Group on LinkedIn

March 2, 2013

I sent the following announcement to 15,651 Digital Health group members on March 1, 2013:

Fifteen Influencers Shaping Digital Health—Paul Sonnier, Announcement to 15,000+ member Digital Health Group on LinkedIn

Dear Digital Health group members,

In this update:
(1) 15 Influencers Shaping Digital Health
(2) Happtique Mobile Health App Certification Program
(3) Making Sense of Sensors (Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on CHCF)
(4) X PRIZE’s Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE – Application Deadline
(5) Events
(1) 15 INFLUENCERS SHAPING DIGITAL HEALTH

The following list was compiled by London-based digital communications professional Stephen Davies, and is noteworthy because he accurately includes (as part of digital health) leaders in the field of genomics, e.g. Anne Wojcicki, Co-founder of 23andMe and Jessica Richman, CEO at uBiome. I’m incredibly honored to be included in such esteemed company.
http://bit.ly/15ShapingDH
Twitter: @SteDavies
(2) HAPPTIQUE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR MOBILE APPS

In announcing the new “Happtique Health App Certification Program”, CEO Ben Chodor stated that “Healthcare professionals and consumers need third-party certification to verify that the app they are prescribing or downloading delivers credible content, contains safeguards for user data, and functions as described.” The new program contains standards to be used by partner organizations in assessing operability, privacy, security and content of health apps.
http://bit.ly/HapptiqueAppCert
Twitter: @Happtique
(3) MAKING SENSE OF SENSORS: HOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES CAN CHANGE PATIENT CARE

Well known health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn created this excellent report for the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), a nonprofit grant-making philanthropy. Note the cool infographic on passive sensors.
http://bit.ly/CHCFSensors
Twitter: @HealthyThinker + @CHCFNews
(4) X PRIZE’S NOKIA SENSING X CHALLENGE – APPLICATION DEADLINE

Along with the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize and the Archon Genomics X Prize, the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE being administered by the X PRIZE Foundation is fostering digital health innovation and catalyzing the creation of a collaborative global innovation ecosystem. The goal of the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE is to transform personal health with sensing. Innovation in sensing is an important component to creating a means for appealing, usable, smarter digital health solutions.

The CHALLENGE is comprised of two distinct competitions running through 2014, with total prize purses of $2.25 million. The application deadline for Challenge #1 is just five weeks away.
http://bit.ly/SensingXChallenge
Twitter: @NokiaXCHALLENGE + @TricorderXPRIZE + @AGXP + @XPRIZE
(5) EVENTS

Comprehensive global event list: http://bit.ly/DHEvents

Along with my Popper and Co. colleague Shane Climie, PhD, I’ll be attending the Future of Genomic Medicine VI conference next week here in La Jolla/San Diego, CA (March 7-8). I’m excited to learn the very latest about opportunities for genomics to change medical practice and make healthcare more precise and individualized. I gather that the term is now “Precision Medicine”.

I’m particularly looking forward to hearing the following people speak:
Gholson J. Lyon, MD, PhD, Cinnamon S. Bloss, PhD, Misha Angrist, PhD, Daniel MacArthur, PhD, George M. Church, PhD (encoded 20 million copies of his book into DNA: http://bit.ly/ChurchColbert ), Jonathan Eisen, PhD, Atul Butte, MD, PhD, and A.J. Jacobs, author of “Drop Dead Healthy”.
http://bit.ly/FOGMVILJ
Note that all of the above folks and organizations are included in my followable Digital Health Twitter list: http://bit.ly/DHTwitterList
Best regards,
Paul Sonnier

Head of Digital Health Strategy, Popper and Company
Founder, 15,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn
Mentor, Blueprint Health
Twitter: @Paul_Sonnier

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