Project HoneyBee is designed to improve health care outcomes and reduce costs of care by validating wearable biosensors for clinical use before expensive and invasive procedures become necessary. The underlying belief is that health systems must shift their current focus from expensive and ineffective late-stage disease response toward more cost-and outcome-effective prevention and early intervention strategies.
One key pillar of this project is the data generated through non-invasive means by continuous recording and outpatient monitoring technology, which will be far more predictive of patient outcomes or disease progression than sporadic measurements.
To support this approach, Project HoneyBee runs a series of observational clinical trials with health care systems in Maricopa County to test the utility of commercial wearable devices for monitoring ambulatory patients. A second pillar is the unique opportunity for patient and clinician engagement enabled by the feedback loop between continuous physiological data and behavior change.