Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder, Open mHealth; Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Ida Sim, MD, PhD is a primary care physician, informatics researcher, and entrepreneur. She is Co-Founder of Open mHealth, a non-profit organization that is breaking down barriers to mobile health data integration through open APIs and open source tools. She also a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she co-directs Biomedical Informatics at UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Dr. Sim’s research focuses on data sharing for clinical research and mobile health, and on bringing computational technology to frontline clinical care. Dr. Sim is also a co-investigator with the Mobile Data to Knowledge NIH Center of Excellence.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Breaking down barriers to mobile health and integrating virtual services as a tool within the primary care clinic are new trends that are quickly impacting our lives and our practices. Advantages include, but are not limited to, cost reduction, clinical efficacy, care for the elderly, and access to digital health data that patients and consumers can use to improve their health.

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