Phoenix HoneyBee Forum
April 16-17, 2014 | Phoenix, AZ
Project HoneyBee: Clinical Applications for Wearable Biosensors
The April 2014 Forum for Sustainable Health served as the official launch for Project HoneyBee, an effort that aims to accelerate and expand efforts to sustain health through the prevention and early detection of disease through the clinical application of wearable biosensors.
This Forum convened leaders from science, industry, health systems, and academia to discuss the roles and contributions of each stakeholder group, with a particular focus on technology, innovation and capacity within Arizona.
Leveraging its extensive experience in the careful validation of biomarkers, the Center for Sustainable Health led lively discussions that cut across sectors and disciplines, highlighted examples of work already in progress, and outlined aspirations and potential challenges for partners engaged in the project.
For more information and ongoing updates on the conceptual foundation for this Forum please explore the Project HoneyBee page.
Project HoneyBee Interview - Steve LESTER
“One of the assumptions we have with bees is that they all can interoperate, that they're all talking to each other. Bees have taken thousands of years to evolve to an interoperable collaborative, to work together towards a singular goal. By contrast, the reality in healthcare and business is that we're not interoperable. Project HoneyBee provides inspiration for how we could evolve our efforts toward a common goal.”Jeremy BONFINI
Executive Vice President, HIMSS International and Personal Connected Health Alliance
“The top 5% of Banner’s most expensive healthcare consumers account for about 50 percent of all our costs.”Deb DAHL
Vice President, Patient Care Innovation, Banner Health
“Project HoneyBee has the potential to transform the delivery of healthcare, making it more sustainable, making it more green. Biosensors may offer a model for front line providers who then interact with specialists using telemedicine and devices.”Bradley GREGER
Director, Neural Engineering Lab, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University
“Project HoneyBee has the potential to be the evidence-based incubator for the future of health. ”Eric HEKLER
Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University
“What's so exciting is that we can come together collectively and Project HoneyBee will be a catalyst. It will be that vehicle that will transport us to the never-ending environment of change and provide us the opportunities that change brings. I think that the limits of Project HoneyBee are currently only those of our imagination.”Steve LESTER
Consultant Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
“I think we need to think very nontraditionally about what our healthcare settings are; we can’t be bounded by the hospital, clinics and so forth.”Teri PIPE
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University
“With emerging changes in the healthcare financing system, there is both the need and the opportunity to develop new ways to deliver care, promote health, and reduce costs, including the costs associated with hospitalization. Wearable technologies have extraordinary potential to do just that, empowering patients to become critical members of the healthcare team and to take the proactive steps needed to promote their own health.”Eric REIMAN
Executive Director, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute; Chief Executive Officer for Banner Research, Banner Health; Clinical Director, Neurogenomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen); Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona; Director, Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium
“It's exciting to see this project give some direct and meaningful information to the patient as we'll be measuring things that their physicians can use in real time. And while we'll be validating devices over time, Project Honeybee will give patients feedback they can use to potentially modify their behavior towards improving their health.”Cheryl SELINSKY
Chief Operating Officer, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
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