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.”
Ramin Bastani was part of our very first Unmentionables panel and we’re glad to have him back as a “where are they now” success story. Ramin cares deeply about helping people make better health decisions and believes in Hula’s radically different approach attacking the problem of STDs. Hula is making STD testing easier, all in the name of getting lei’d/laid, safely. The app shows users the results of STD tests and the time those tests were taken. Just wait until you hear the story that inspired him to create his app. Ramin is joined on stage by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn with Healthcare DIY.