Community, Platforms and Data: How to Engage Patients Using Data, Social Media and Games

by Bonnie Feldman

First posted on Dr. Bonnie 360 11/5/2013

Presented @ StrataRx Conference 2013 

As principal of DrBonnie360, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA brings a triple lens to her consulting, writing and speaking- that of an entrepreneurial dentist, a Wall Street analyst and a digital health analyst and consultant. Most recently, she has interviewed more than 200 digital health companies, while attending more than 50 meetings, always asking the question of how new digital tools and data help us each of us. Her research on “Big Data in Healthcare Hype and Hope” has been enjoyed by over 50,000 global professionals. Her work has been featured in O’Reilly Strata, Greatist and Forbes. She has been an invited speaker at the Stanford Medicine X, Bio-IT, Data to Drugs to Diagnostics, StrataRx, the Burrill Digital Health Conference, Games for Health, the Center for Connected Health, the Nye Collaborative Digital Health Summit, and the mHealth Summit. Her latest research has uncovered a large and growing need in the autoimmune community to apply new data and digital tools to improve treatment. She welcomes collaborative partners in this initiative.


  1. No matter what app you have, it still depends on the PCP. I think that I have a good one now. e.g. I had strep from May to October-the hospitalist released me without antibiotics. I kept telling them that I need a script. Then I had a hard time getting someone to run a strep test. It was hot, but the antibiotic wasn’t strong enough. October I got a new PCP, he ran a strep test-it was positive again. I kept changing tooth brushes, washed my glasses. I’m finally over it- I’m one of those that doesn’t have the temp rise.
    It cost at least $10,000+ for a $200 problem. I see the urologist next week. It just made me so tired and my body so weak-I’m 71.