From February 9-13, the Pioneer Portfolio will be sponsoring TED2010. Our goal in being there is to have the opportunity to make connections with some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and, by doing so, to continue to expand our thinking about the possibilities for the future of health and health care.
While we are there, we will be engaging in a discussion about what we see as a truly revolutionary movement in health care toward an approach that is more data-driven and patient-centered. Ensuring that data—whether it’s the content in our electronic medical records or everyday observations about how much sleep or exercise we get—are accessible to people AND actionable, can truly turn our current top-down, doctor-driven health care system on its head.
Join the conversation on Twitter by using and following the hash tag #pioneerdata. Follow the Pioneer Portfolio on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pioneerrwjf. You can also see videos, photos and blog posts from the event by visiting Pioneer on YouTube, Flickr and at Pioneering Ideas.
Leading up to the event, we spoke with a number of grantees, members of the Pioneer team and other experts to get their perspectives on how more accessible, useful data can get people more engaged in managing their health, support better decision-making by patients and providers and, ultimately, lead to stronger health outcomes. Those individuals, who are featured in a video produced for the event, include the following: