Promise and Pitfalls of Too Much Health Data
Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Every major tech company has a vision, product or POV for improving health and wellness. Digital health funding is at an all-time high. Consumers can track steps, sleep, blood glucose, weight, and even medication compliance. Health data is being generated at a furious rate.
Doctors are digitizing their practices and increasingly connecting with patients digitally.
But herein lies the challenge. Are consumers and physicians ready for the health data revolution? Is there such a thing as having too much data?
This session provides insight into both belief and behavior; the current state of consumer–physician readiness; and what’s being done to make data actionable enough to change human behavior.
Dr. Michael Smith, Chief Medical Editor at WebMD, sits down with a physician and biometric device user to shed light on the subject.
Dr Robert Glatter
Emergency Medicine Physician
Lenox Hill Hospital
Chief Medical Editor
Dr. Michael Smith first joined WebMD in 1999, and now oversees a team of staff physicians and medical reviewers across the U.S. responsible for creating content and assuring its continued medical a...Show the rest
Dr. Michael Smith first joined WebMD in 1999, and now oversees a team of staff physicians and medical reviewers across the U.S. responsible for creating content and assuring its continued medical accuracy and relevance to the WebMD audience.
Dr. Smith graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., in 1994, then did his internship in internal medicine at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. He finished his internal medicine residency -- his final year as chief resident -- at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta. He became board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and then entered private practice as a primary care physician. In 2013, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree.
Dr. Smith is a regular expert on national and local broadcast media, including regular appearances on The Weather Channel and a monthly feature on Fox 5 News in New York and more to discuss the latest health headlines.Hide the rest