Innovations in technology and food science are drastically changing the way we understand what eating healthy really means. At Health Interactive@50+ we welcomed 3 technology companies that are revolutionizing the way we monitor our diets and evaluate the nutritional benefits of the food we eat.
AARP and Parks Associates forecast that by 2018, 50+ consumers will spend close to $100 billion in health and wellness technology, products and services — out of pocket! This session identified and explained the 9 areas of need and opportunity in this space as well as showcased best practices of innovators that have either consciously or serendipitously focused on this “emerging market”.
Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership
Launch! is our presentation of rapid-fire, back-to-back, 4 minute demos from new buzz-worthy companies that have been hand-selected by our team. Since the session was introduced back in 2008, we’ve seen over 55 new and innovative companies debut including Unity Medical, TheCarrot, Basis, and Castlight Health, just to name a few. The winner of Launch! will be invited to demo on the main-stage this fall in San Francisco.
We talked with Charlotte Yeh, CMO at AARP, about the biggest challenges, trends and developments in health care technology at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 Fall Conference.
The “Yet More and Different Unmentionables” panel took place at the San Francisco Health 2.0 conference in 2011.
Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP
Charlotte Yeh is the Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, Inc, which is the bit of AARP that markets insurances services with United, Aetna and others to AARP’s 40 million or so members. Before her role at AARP, Charlotte has spent her career practicing, managing and explaining emergency medicine–she’s been on more boards than Kelly Slater. But the health emergency she talks about here? Money. This talk was given during the “Yet More and Different Unmentionables” panel at the San Francisco Health 2.0 conference in 2011.