Alexandra Drane explores the work and research of love and relationship guru, Esther Perel.
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.
Vic explores how strong purpose in live impacts not only our mental health but everything from HbA1c levels to heart disease.
Alexandra kicks off the 5th year of the ever-popular Unmentionables with her discussion of magnifiers and buffers, as they help measure life, happiness and health.
The Unmentionables panel, moderated by Alex Drane of Eliza, is a place for those companies whose topics simply are not often discussed in health care. This year vulnerability, care-giving, death, sex, stress, and drinking were addressed from companies including Cigna, Altarum Institute, the Pew Research Center, UCSF, Delivering Happiness (Zappos), Hula, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and author Gabrielle Glaser. The theme for this year’s panel was “Health is life. Care, completely. Empathy always.”
Lacey is the Director for Mayo Clinic’s Biomedical Statistics & Informatics Project Management Office which
means she runs stacks of research programs working with ONC, CaBIG, SHARP, eMERGE and more. But she’s here to show how the SE Minnesota Beacon is one of the very first to incorporate “unmentionable” patient data including money, relationships, and emotions into clinical practice.
First introduced two years ago, the Unmentionables covers those topics that aren’t talked about in health care and has quickly become one of our most popular sessions. At Health 2.0 in 2008 Alex founded Engage With Grace, a viral movement that encourages people to talk about end of life care. In 2010 she brought us the idea of the “unmentionables” and introduced Elizalife.org’s Ostrich Index. Now we spend every summer arguing about what’s the most unmentionable thing that we should get health and health technology people to talk about–and then Alex leads an amazing crew to talk about it–and show solutions. This year? Vulnerability, caregiving, social support, death, sex, taxes.
First introduced two years ago, the Unmentionables covers those topics that aren’t talked about in health care and has quickly become one of our most popular sessions. That first year we covered childhood exercise, divorce and personal relationships. In 2011 we highlighted sleep, caregiving, money, suicide and work stress, with demos from Zeo on sleep, Mindbloom on community and mindfulness with GravityEight to bring it all together. This year we’ll visit even more unmentionables including an overview of the Vulnerability Index, poverty, sex and end of life issues.
Alexandra Drane (Eliza) is interviewed by Chis Rauber (San Francisco Business Times)
Eliza has been around for 10 years, providing large consumers with the technology to make automated phone calls to consumers. Chris Rauber interviews Alexandra about the types of clients Eliza works with, and how they customize their technology to link people to the vast infrastructures that exist.