How to Use Data to Take Control of Your Health

Nov. 13, 2018

David Korsunsky spent 15 years working for industry-leading technology firms, and in 2015 founded Heads Up Health, a San Francisco-based startup helping people to aggregate and learn from their own health information. The company can retrieve lab work from over 30,000 providers across the US, building a single health history and a timeline that can help to make sense of your current challenges.

In this podcast, I’m talking with David about his mission to help 100 million people take control of their health. We talk about the Heads Up Health platform, which integrates with apps and devices and eliminates that dusty old pile of lab reports you weren’t sure what to do with.  David also shares his own story as a case study, demonstrating the value of having easy, mobile, shareable access to all of your health information.

Here’s the outline of this interview with David Korsunsky:

[00:01:09] Heads Up Health.

[00:01:24] Robb Wolf's Podcast featuring Dave Korsunsky.

[00:02:08] The story behind Heads up Health.

[00:05:48] WellnessFx.

[00:06:18] Applying engineering mindset to health.

[00:11:36] Devices; Oura ring.

[00:11:53] Elite HRV; CorSense device; Jason Moore.

[00:13:30] MyFitnessPal, My Macros+, Cronometer; Keto-Mojo.

[00:13:56] LEVL, Ketonix.

[00:16:51]; Grace Liu; Ulta Labs.

[00:17:17] Blood Chemistry Calculator.

[00:18:20] DUTCH, OAT, Genova, Doctor's Data, BioHealth Labs.

[00:22:50] Reference Ranges.

[00:26:14] Dave Feldman; Podcast: How to Drop Your Cholesterol.

[00:28:52] Tracking symptoms; seizures.

[00:29:51] Potential applications of machine learning.

[00:32:28] Elimination diet.

[00:33:30] Video: Bryan's H. Pylori case study.

[00:35:28] 23andme DNA testing.

[00:36:49] Data-Driven Health Radio: Episode 20 - Carrie Brown.

[00:37:26] Care team access.

[00:39:18] Dexcom 5; Quantified Self; Freestyle Libre, Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM).

[00:41:14] Dr. Simon Marshall, PhD. Podcasts: 1, 2, 3, 4.

[00:42:40] Challenges to progress; Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) movement.

[00:43:12] Podcast: How to Teach Machines That Can Learn, with Pedro Domingos, PhD.


[00:46:21] Amazon AWS for data storage.

[00:47:53] Data-Driven Health Radio podcast.

[00:49:44] How to get started on Heads up Health.


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