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.”
The new health care environment is continually moving into the hands of the individual consumer. The New Environment for Better Health Care Decisions, co-moderated by Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt, addressed the issues and benefits of the integration of consumer data with clinical experiences. Ryan Beckland from Validic introduced the session as a sponsor. Speakers included Susannah Fox, Tim Kelsey, Neal Sofian, Jamie Heywood, Amy Cueva, David Whitlinger, and Lygeia Ricciardi. Demos exemplifying this shift included Dossia, Fitbit, Mana Health, and HealthifyMe.
Susannah Fox is the authority on what Americans are doing online regarding their health, and is a regular presenter at Health 2.0 conferences. On the Unmentionables panel she spoke on the data behind care-giving, recently including as much as 39% of the American population.
Susannah is the authority on what Americans are doing online regarding their health, and is a regular presenter at Health 2.0 conferences. This year, on the heels of the Pew Research Center’s study of self-tracker data, she spoke on increasing data access, communication, personalization, and the gaps that still need to be filled.