Dana Lewis

Dana Lewis

Dana Lewis

Founder
OpenAPS

After first building her own do-it-yourself artificial pancreas, Dana Lewis founded the #OpenAPS open source movement to make artificial pancreas technology available (sooner) for more people with diabetes. She is also a vocal part of the growing #WeAreNotWaiting movement, collaborating with people across various patient communities to encourage solving healthcare problems in new and innovative ways. Dana is collaborating with researchers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other government agencies to develop and implement new review processes for the growing number of rapidly-innovating patient-driven research projects. She is also the Director, MDigitalLife for W2O Group, working at the intersection of all things health and digital, to help organizations understand, engage, and activate the online health ecosystem. Before joining W2O Group, she spent years in a digital leadership role supporting a nonprofit health system and other health organizations in connecting patients with health information and services online. Dana is also well known in the health care social media space, first and foremost from founding and leading the global #hcsm Twitter chat community
since 2009.