The HealthUnity Initiative

Behavioral Data: The Lifeblood of Innovations Empowering Health and Wellbeing

Our everyday behaviors, including what we eat, how we exercise, our sleep patterns, and our level of social interaction, have an essential impact on our health and well-being. The association between our behaviors and our health, however, is a black box to us. Behaviors have the most impact on our health, yet such insights about these associations are not available or actionable due to the lack of holistic behavioral data. The future of healthcare is closed-loop behavior management for achieving the desired health state. Our goal is to empower scientists, technologists, and clinical experts to innovate and collaborate based on open databases.

The HealthUnity Initiative

HealthUnity is connecting the dots, enabling applications for a better understanding of patient health and proactive disease management. It is an open consortium organized to enable insights, knowledge, and applications from behavioral data to help shape the future of personal and societal health. We aim to help people live healthier and more enjoyable lives by understanding and managing behaviors through learnings from multiple data sources and diverse groups for more trustworthy and inclusive models. Towards this mission, we hope to accomplish three goals:

  1. Develop a self-sustaining Open Data Consortium
  2. Enable insights and knowledge through an Open Research Community
  3. Empower health and wellness applications through an Open Innovation Community

Having a 360° holistic view about our behaviors will enable insights that help reduce risk of chronic diseases. We are connecting heterogeneous and inclusive data about our behaviors and their effect on our physical, mental and social health through the HealthUnity open data consortium. 

We are building a broader open community that is aligned with HealthUnity’s vision and goals. Together, our community will discover insights and knowledge about associations between people’s behaviors and their health, which can lead to better health outcomes. We are exploring the associations between what one eats, how we exercise, our sleep patterns, our social interaction level and the effects on our health and quality of life. 

At HealthUnity, we believe the world’s most challenging problems can be more tractable with partnerships from different communities. Through this open community, we will leverage the data and knowledge discovered to empower applications to help people live healthy and enjoyable lives.

Bringing Inclusive Datasets and Benefits to Everyone

Empowering Researchers: Researchers, including AI, data science, and clinical research experts, who are passionate about positive social impact will be able to leverage the large scale, heterogeneous, and inclusive Open Data Consortium to discover insights and knowledge to improve the lives of millions of people. They will have the opportunity to learn from our Open Communities about the most challenging problems patients and caregivers are facing.

Empowering Caregivers: In-home and healthcare facility caregivers are able to increase awareness about the challenges patients face through HealthUnity Open Communities. They will be able to inspire research and applications to assist in efforts to care for patients.

Empowering Health Systems: Health systems will have the opportunity to use the insights and knowledge discovered by HealthUnity’s Open Research Community to increase awareness on disease projection and adapt policy and protocols to advance disease assessments and treatments. Innovations from our Open Application Community will help empower health systems by lowering risks, providing more inclusive care and social determinants of health, in addition to reducing cost of care.

Empowering Patients: Patients can be more aware about how their behaviors can impact their health and wellbeing based on the knowledge and insights discovered by the Open Data Consortium. They will be empowered by personalized, actionable, closed-loop applications from the Open Application Community to manage their behaviors toward healthier and more enjoyable lives.

A Collaborative Effort

We are a group of computer scientists, strategists, researchers, marketers, business experts, non-profit leaders and healthcare practitioners who share the same passion of uniting different silos related to health and data for the future of behavioral health.

Please join us in our quest to enable the advancement of science and technology through data, insights, knowledge, and applications to improve human health and quality of life.

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