In 1999, Alexandra co-founded Eliza, then at Health 2.0 in 2008 she co-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” — subjects you don’t normally hear about on a stage like sex, death, taxes, and vulnerability — and introduced Elizalife.org’s Ostrich Index.
For the seventh installment of the Unmentionables, we made the argument that what used to be taboo may now finally be gaining the attention it deserves…topics like sex, divorce, death of a loved one, a bad boss – everyday new evidence arises that these life factors don’t just influence health – they can define it. With the silver tsunami so too will come new challenges – and opportunities…like the isolating grip of caregiver stress, financial fraud and abuse of seniors, and the opportunity to do death well. If the definition of health needs to be expanded to include life because when life goes wrong, health goes wrong – then maybe the ultimate disease management program would be the one that got you a job. We talked about all that – plus the role empathy can (MUST) have in consumer driven design.
Today a new experience economy is emerging, where we no longer peddle products but create integrated experiences that address people’s overarching health needs. It might be a simple blood-pressure check during a pharmacy visit to refill a prescription that leads to a new diet which prevents heart attack. Experts on this panel debated on the landscape of shared objectives, shared how their respective organizations are forging new partnerships, and are delivering innovative care models for an ever tech-savvy consumer.
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.
Exploring relationships with everyone from individual couples to large fortune 100 companies, Esther Perel knows the power of strong relationships and how they can influence your health.
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.
Health 2.0 companies like Eliza, SoloHealth, Cientis presented and discussed results of various surveys including BlueButton use, clinician usage of EMRs, device data and more.
SVP Market Management Sarah Stephens-Winnay spoke about the work Eliza Corporation is doing with health care data through the Blue Button Pledge.