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Presenters: Emerson Farrugia and David Haddad

About the presentation: With the explosion of mobile apps and devices designed to help individuals better track and improve their health, there is huge potential to use the data they collect to help doctors and patients collaborate to provide more personalized, preventive care. This data also has the potential to enable a ‘learning health system’; where care and research occur side-by-side, and valuable insights are continuously surfaced — such as what does and doesn’t work for different types of patients.

However, most products are trapped, and the data they produce often written in inconsistent formats. This makes it very hard to effectively integrate lots of different types of data, let alone use it in any meaningful way. These challenges are even greater in the clinical space, where understanding the true meaning of the data can be life critical.

In this webinar, Emerson Farrugia and David Haddad will show how using Open mHealth code can be used to unlock the potential of digital health data.

Date Presented: June 23, 2015

Presenters: Emerson Farrugia,  Chief Software Architect for Open mHealth and David Haddad, Executive Director of Open mHealth.

Haddad has a breadth of experience in both domestic and global health, working for organizations like the World Bank and UN Foundation. David holds a master’s degree in health economics and policy from the London School of Economics and a bachelors in chemistry and public health from UC Berkeley.

Farrugia designs distributed systems to make digital health data accessible and meaningful. His focus is on combining clean APIs, current frameworks, modern tooling, and quality code into an open-source platform that manages health data and that developers want to use. His academic research and publications are in wireless sensor networks, and his decade of industry experience ranges from startups to multinational corporations, having designed scalable, robust, and maintainable systems in verticals that include telecommunications, payment processing, affiliate networks, cloud computing, online gaming, digital media, and healthcare.

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