Health Datapalooza: Self-Tracking for Good Health

Health Datapalooza: Self-Tracking for Good Health

Broadcasting live from Health Datapalooza, Kojo explores how keeping track of your own fitness, symptoms and medications and sharing the data with your doctor can help improve your medical care.

Some people strap on high-tech wristbands to measure their movement, weight and sleep. Others go low-tech, using pen and paper to record their blood pressure, glucose level or the pills they take. In either case, self-trackers who want to harness that data to improve their health often have trouble sharing it with doctors because of issues including formatting, precision and time. Broadcasting live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza, Kojo explores the benefits and challenges of self-tracking as a tool for improving medical care.

Guests

Adriana Lukas

Founder of the London Quantified Self meet-up

Susannah Fox

Associate Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Research Center.

Kavita Patel

Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery at the Brookings Institution’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform; primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine

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