Digital Health: The Case for Standards-Based Modular Interoperability
Wearable sensors and patient-facing apps promise to transform health care and research, yet few digital innovations are being integrated into routine frontline care. This talk will review the clinical, technical, and digital marketplace reasons behind the gap and will discuss how and why open standards and modular interoperability are needed to bridge this gap.
Ida Sim, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine and Computational Precision Health, UCSF Director of the UCSF UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health, UCSF’s first Chief Research Informatics Officer, and a practicing primary care physician. Dr. Sim’s research focuses on the technology and policies for large-scale data sharing of health data. She co-founded Open mHealth, a nonprofit organization that defines the IEEE global open standard for patient-generated health data interoperability. Her current research develops new methods for integrating smartphone and sensor data for management of multiple chronic conditions in primary care. Dr. Sim is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Society for Clinical Investigation, is a recipient of the United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.