(San Diego, CA – May 16, 2014) – Galileo Analytics Co-Founder Anna McCollister-Slipp today called on medical device makers to make their data accessible for use by patients who use the device, as well as independent developers who want to help patients make better use of their personal data.

‘Despite the fact that I use an array of prescription and non-prescription medical devices that generate valuable data, the data is virtually unusable, locked in an array of applications and data download platforms that are impossible to connect and difficult to access,’ she said.  “Those of you at this conference have both the ability and responsibility to change that. You just need to decide to make patient data use a priority.”nal health data. McCollister-Slipp made her comments during a presentation at this week’s Wireless Life Sciences Association’s Convergence Summit 2014 in San Diego, CA.

McCollister-Slipp, whose experience as a frustrated type 1 diabetes patient prompted her to co-found Galileo Analytics, was one of three panelists representing the consumer perspective on digital health and wireless health technologies at the annual conference, which brings together device, pharmaceutical and research professionals who are developing new ways of using digital tools, biosensors and an array of care and treatment innovations to transform the care and prevention of chronic disease.

McCollister-Slipp was joined on the panel by Kim Goodsell, a former endurance athlete and college dropout who used Web-based sources and personally funded genetic testing to identify the genetic basis of her two rare diseases, leading the scientific community to a unified theory of her conditions.  In addition to Kim, the panel included UCSD Engineering Researcher Ramesh Rao, who used self tracking to understand and transform his personal health profile and was moderated by Moshe Engleberg, CEO or Research Works.

The two-day conference featured a broad array of leaders in digital health, remote sensing devices and scientists developing new ways of measuring health through cutting edge technology. Other speakers included Steve Steinhubl, Director of Digital Health at Scripps Translational Research Center, Leroy Hood, President and Co-Founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, Don Jones, Chief Digital Officer at Scripps Translational Research Center and former Vice President for Wireless Health Global Strategy and Market Development, and David-Alexandre Gros, MD, Chief Strategy Officer, Sanofi, among many others.

For more information about the Wireless Life Sciences Association and this year’s Convergence conference, visit http://wirelesslifesciences.org.