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.