Tech Tonics: John Hixson, From Aggie To Techie

December 23rd, 2015 |
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John Hixson’s career has taken him from a small town near Waco, Texas to the Johns Hopkins Medical School, a neurology residency at the University of Pennyslvannia, and ultimately to his current role at neurologist at UCSF and the San Francisco VA, where he focuses on the application of digital health tools to clinical trials in neurology, with a particular emphasis on epilepsy.

John has explored the impact of the Patients Like Me platform on the self-management of epilepsy in the context of POEM study, and is interested in integrating the tools and promise of connected health with the science and rigor of clinical investigation. John believes that inertia has prevented us from solving the problem of the wholly inadequate information we use to take care of patients. Today the real promise is to incorporate real-time and real-life data that can inform treatment instead of relying on the episodic approach of times past. He has been especially interested in ensuring that what we decide to measure in the digital health field actually matches up with what patients care about, not just what others care about.

Join us today as we welcome John to Tech Tonics!


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