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.
Ramin Bastani, Founder, Qpid.me
Ramin thinks we should be spreading the love, and nothing else. Qpid.me is a very simple solution to the topic of STDs, and how to avoid them – through sharing ones STD information through an online database. He’s working with online dating and mobile hook-up sites like Skout and Grindr to get the word out. What that word is, you’ll figure out with your cell…!
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?