Michael is a distinguished physician, attorney, health care policy advocate, and a senior program officer and a senior member of the RWJF Pioneer Portfolio and Quality/Equality teams. At Health 2.0 he shared key findings on the burden of stress in America from RWJF’s revealing study with Harvard School of Public Health and NPR.
This session followed and built upon “Future Technologies for Family Caregiving”. After discussing and hearing about the need for caregiving technologies, participants saw those tools in action. From task coordination to non-invasive remote monitoring, supporting the circle of care to incentivizing caregiving tasks, this session highlighted the breadth of innovation around supporting caregivers today.
Millions of Americans are involved in providing care for family members or friends, and they represent a vital but often overlooked component of the health care system. To date technology has played a relatively minor role in supporting their activities, but that may change in the near future. This workshop built on the findings of a recent expert roundtable on family caregiving & technology. Participants learned about powerful new technologies for tracking and managing health, and engaged in an interactive exercise to design future technology-based solutions.
At the 8th Annual Fall Conference, the full Unmentionables session explored everything from purpose to sex to stress, and the ever growing importance of understanding these issues as they relate to our health.
Feeling stressed? Michael Painter dives into how a stress experience can dramatically impact your body chemistry and ultimately your health.
Susannah Fox shares her research and investigation into the “good things that happen when we share.” Data collected on this theme speaks to the possibilities of shared solutions in care giving, and being a happy and productive care giver.
As the head of the RWJF Pioneer Portfolio, Steve’s role is to promote innovation. This includes groundbreaking
work in tackling childhood obesity, driving improvements in the health care system, and coordinating RWJF’s promotion of health IT.
A panel discussion of the emerging research practices and findings that can inform Health 2.0 innovations. Some topics to be addressed: How can research work with companies to enhance health outcomes and business success? What do companies see as advantages and challenges to working with researchers and research data when developing and bringing innovations to market? What can be learned from innovation cycles and phases that can inform Health 2.0 development?
RWJF demonstration at the HDI Forum in Bethesda, Maryland, June 2011.