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.”
Jenn Lim is an expert on happiness. Author of Delivering Happiness, Lim turned a book tour into a business model when she and Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, Co-founded their company to inspire science-based happiness, passion, and purpose at work, home, and everyday life. At Health 2.0, Jenn dove into socio-medical understandings of happiness. Conclusions included the fact that companies who focused on their employee’s well-being succeeded over those who didn’t.