News and events

Phoenix patients, health practitioners invited to “flip” the clinical experience

March 3, 2015

Phoenix, AZ – On Thursday, March 5, Flip the Clinic, with support from its Phoenix city partner—the Arizona State University (ASU) Center for Sustainable Health's Project HoneyBee—will bring together patients, clinicians, health care administrators and innovators for a day-long workshop to “hack” health care, specifically the clinic experience. Phoenix’s Flip the Clinic Lab will be the second in a six-city series, the first of which took place in San Francisco in January and yielded...

Why Validation Matters (For Wearable Biosensors)

March 2, 2015

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 the Center for Sustainable Health’s biomarker research project in Taiwan with the Chang Gung Medical System is that the biggest barrier to the...

Bringing the “Flip” home: Project HoneyBee’s validation of wearable biosensors at the forefront of the Phoenix Flip the Clinic Lab

February 25, 2015

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 wearable biosensors for clinical need, we are illustrating that the technology we engage with on a...

Informed with Personalized Data: Refining the Clinical Visit and the Road to Sustainable Health

February 19, 2015

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, user-reviewed drug databases around. “The Yelp of medicine is here,” says a Time review posted on Iodine’s...

The Ultimate Perspective on Healthcare: Is It Really Harder than Space Travel?

February 16, 2015

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 level on the world’s highest mountain, and orbiting the earth at 17,500 miles per hour, Scott Parazynski tells us what extreme...

CES and a $522 Billion Disruption Opportunity

January 30, 2015

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 attendees to CES is the hope that we’ll see and experience the Next Big Technology “Disruptor” (à la Clayton Christensen’s now ubiquitous term). I’m no exception. But I learned...

Data Validation Reexamined: An Interview with Alexandra Cook

January 27, 2015

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 in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The Center has recruited highly qualified...

Data Validation Reexamined: An Interview with E.J. Milas

January 21, 2015

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 in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The Center has recruited highly qualified...

mHealth Summit 2014 – An Emblematic Cacophony

December 22, 2014

Click Here to see all the events as they unfolded at storify.com  By Claire Topal and Susan Williams A striking cacophony of aspirations—around interoperability, innovation, streamlined regulation, better health outcomes, lower costs, and empowered patients—reverberated throughout the halls of the DC area’s Gaylord Convention Center. From December 7-11, the 2014 mHealth Summitdominated the vast indoor universe of the massive complex, convening nearly 4,000 people from...

ASU Project HoneyBee to be featured at global mHealth summit

December 3, 2014

An ambitious Arizona State University project to validate health and wellness technologies in the clinic will be featured at the main stage of the world’s largest mobile health event, the mHealth Summit. On December 10, the ASU-led Project HoneyBee will be featured in a highly interactive panel—“Validating Clinical Data to Reinvent Medicine”—to explore how health systems can leverage the promise of continuous physiological measurement to pinpoint the transition from health to...