MedX on the Horizon

It’s just under a month now until the start of the Stanford MedicineX conference. I’m excited to be participating this year as an ePatient. I’ll also be giving an Ignite talk on the first day, September 5. Registration is now open for the Global Access Program for those of you who want to watch it live online.

I’ve been watching MedX grow for years and think it’s a really unique event. Their focus on including so many patient voices is  impressive. Most of the conferences I attend are focused solely on diabetes, so this is a great opportunity for me to see what issues resonate across multiple conditions.

The fact that MedX is held at Stanford is also very important because it pulls in so many different forces from the tech community. It’s been interesting to watch the announcements coming out of the Bay Area in recent months, from  health IT startups to wearable companies to industry giants like Apple (HealthKit) and Google (Fit). It’s encouraging to see these additions to the discussion about ways to improve patient access to device data and the potential for innovation built upon these data platforms. It’s very much in line with the diabetes community’s #WeAreNotWaiting movement.

Part of my role as an ePatient is to share news and updates about the conference, so this won’t be the last time you hear from me about MedX. In the meantime, sign up for the live stream!

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