You Should Share Your Health Data: Its Value Outweighs the Privacy Risk

From genome-based therapeutics and diagnostics to pulse-monitoring smart watches, health data is transforming medicine. But it is also alarming patients, who—aware of the recent cyber-attacks against Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan that stole personal data from millions of people—are scared that their privacy will be invaded. Our health data is our most personal asset. Why, in the midst of all of this, should we continue to share it?

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How Are Non-Healthcare Professionals Creating a Revolution in Healthcare Through Consumer Apps?

As part of the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Leadership Salon series, KPCB Partner Beth Seidenberg hosted a panel of leaders in the booming digital health field. Ray Bradford, Founder & CEO of Spruce Health, Jason Oberfest, Co-Founder and CEO of Mango Health, and Andrew Rosenthal, Group Manager for Platform and Wellness of Jawbone, discussed the genesis of their various products, the increased need for privacy and data security, as well as how digital health can help revolutionize how consumers interact with their medical providers.

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KPCB Digital Health Leadership Salon

Digital health professionals met in our KPCB San Francisco Office to talk about trends in health technology. Moderated by KPCB’s Beth Seidenberg, the panel of CEOs included Rock Health’s Halle Tecco, MyFitnessPal’s Mike Lee and Practice Fusion’s Ryan Howard. The night was filled with discussion on the future of health & wearables, development of mobile & social apps and the challenges of growing a digital startup.

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