This breakout brought together 5 companies focused on ending the isolation so often experienced alongside an illness. Through the development of online communities, patients can access new support groups, educational resources, and advice that was never available to them before. In an age of online communities that boost your ego, Health 2.0 is excited to present the online communities that can boost your health and wellness.
Ron Gutman has been fascinated with wellness, health and behavior change since before founding Well- sphere which he sold to HealthCentral in 2009. Last year we let him have fun telling us his Unmentionable theory of how to help people change their behavior, but this year it’s down to business. And that business is HealthTap–a community that combines a new way of helping consumers access personalized health information while helping a network of physicians deliver it. It wasn’t quite ready to be launched at our Spring Fling, but already HealthTap is in its second iteration and is spreading fast amongst consumers and clinicians.
We talked with Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO at Healthtap, about the biggest challenges, trends and developments in health care technology at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 Fall Conference.
Ron has been fascinated with wellness and behavior change since before founding Wellsphere which he sold to HealthCentral. He’s also been working with Health 2.0 in organizing developers on data and challenges, and has HealthTap in the wings. You’ll hear his theory of how to help people change their behavior.
Sponsored by collaborative care solutions provider, Alere is a global leader in rapid diagnostic testing devices in health management solutions aimed and tailored for payers, employers, and care providers. This panel is moderated by Susannah Fox, with the Pew Internet Project, and helps us get to some real answers to a basic question: How can technology contribute to the fundamental real health that we all know so well?
Communities are evolving from simple support mechanisms to becoming personalized platforms for disease management, behavior change and data analytics. We took a look at the themes of peer and professional support, self-tracking, information sharing and delivery, competition, real-time data streams, and carrot vs. stick – and saw the Health 2.0 tools and unplatforms that are driving consumer engagement and testing leading behavior change models to make the greatest real-world impact.