Rock Health CEO Halle Tecco revisits digital health stand-outs from CES 2014

Posted On: January 17, 2014 @ 12:07 pm
With CES a week behind us, we took an opportunity to catch up with Halle Tecco, CEO of Rock Health, which describes itself as a "full-service seed fund that is powering the future of the digital health ecosystem." Halle and her team definitely know their way around the digital health space, and it's always great to pick her brain, as in the brief Q&A below. We also spent time roaming the CES show floor with Halle to find some of the more interesting innovations from the Digital Health Summit. ... Read Article

Tech journalist Eric Taub on trends in health care innovation and hot topics for his readers

Posted On: January 10, 2014 @ 2:39 pm
Our third and final influencer interview at CES 2014 was with health care consultant and technology journalist Eric Taub. We spoke with Eric about the popular health technology topics his readers care about and what he thinks the future of health care innovation looks like. The interview was conducted on Twitter between Eric’s Twitter account, @eataub, and our own @CESHealth account. The following is a recap of our discussion with Eric. You can see the original interview by viewing the #uhcces ... Read Article

Health care blogger Dr. Val Jones on the future of health care and using tech to fight childhood obesity

Posted On: @ 12:10 pm
We sat down with Dr. Val Jones, founder of health care blogger network Better Health, to get a physicians perspective on the new health innovations that are changing the future of health care. The  interview was conducted on Twitter between Dr. Val’s Twitter account, @drval, and our own @CESHealth account. The following is a recap of our discussion with Dr. Val. You can see the original interview by viewing the #uhcces hashtag on Twitter. You're the founder and CEO of Better Health. Tell ... Read Article

Aerospace defense lessons for the digital health industry: Twitter interview with former rocket scientist Robert Szczerba

Posted On: January 8, 2014 @ 11:07 pm
As part of our ongoing effort to document the evolution of digital health at CES, we conducted a live Twitter interview with Robert J. Szczerba, CEO of X Tech Ventures and health care columnist at Forbes. As a former rocket scientist, we were interested in hearing Robert’s data-driven approach to unlocking the future of health care. The actual interview was conducted on Twitter between Robert’s Twitter account, @RJSzczerba and our own @CESHealth account. The following is a recap of our ... Read Article

Fitbit: What’s new and what we can expect to see from the company at CES 2014

Posted On: January 2, 2014 @ 11:09 am
Wearable sensor technologies have been a hot health topic at CES for as long as we can remember, and Fitbit has always been at the forefront of this movement. From smart weight scales to wrist worn trackers, they seem to always have something new and exciting on display at CES. At last year’s CES, for example, the company introduced its new Fitbit Flex, and promptly picked up a CNET Best of CES award for the product. We spoke with Amy McDonough, director of business development at Fitbit, ... Read Article

NOT ME: An in-depth look at UnitedHealth Group’s CES Innovations Award-winning diabetes prevention program

Posted On: December 27, 2013 @ 2:08 pm
With annual health care costs related to diabetes totaling more than $245 billion and rising, diabetes prevention is an important area of focus for UnitedHealth Group. Just a few months ago, the company furthered its efforts to combat the disease by introducing an online diabetes prevention program (DPP) called NOT ME®. The program was quickly honored for its efforts with two awards, including being named a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards honoree (the other award was a little ... Read Article

Discussing the state of digital health with a health care venture capitalist: Twitter interview with Lisa Suennen of Psilio Group

Posted On: January 14, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
We wrapped up 2013 CES with an interview with Lisa Suennen, co-founder at health care venture capital firm Psilos Group and blogger at VentureValkyrie.com. Digital health startups were a popular topic at this year’s CES and Digital Health Summit, and we sat down with Lisa to get a pulse on the digital health startup industry.The actual interview was conducted on Twitter between Lisa’s Twitter account, @VentureValkyrie, and our own @CESHealth account. The following is a recap of our discussion ... Read Article

Digital health highlights from 2013 CES with Dan Munro

Posted On: @ 11:52 am
We closed out 2013 CES by interviewing two influencers in the digital health space on the various health highlights from the annual conference and general trends in the health care industry.We kicked things off by speaking with Dan Munro, a contributing health care editor for Forbes and long-term veteran of the health care industry.The actual interview was conducted on Twitter between Dan’s Twitter account, @DanMunro, and our own @CESHealth account. The following is a recap of our discussion ... Read Article

Rock Health CEO Halle Tecco discusses digital health at 2013 CES

Posted On: January 11, 2013 @ 11:21 am
We sat down with Halle Tecco, CEO of digital health startup accelerator Rock Health, at 2013 CES to learn more about the company and to hear her thoughts on the digital health industry. The actual interview was conducted on Twitter between Halle’s Twitter account, @HalleTecco, and our own @CESHealth account. The following is a recap of our discussion with Halle. You can see the original interview by viewing the #uhcces hashtag on Twitter.   So, you’re the CEO at Rock Health. Tell us a ... Read Article

Seniors and digital health: Tom Paul and Jeff Shoemate at the Silvers Summit

Posted On: @ 8:00 am
People ages 50 and up make up nearly 45 percent of the total U.S. population and control 70 percent of the country’s wealth. It’s time to understand just how this large and powerful demographic uses technology in daily life and what it wants in the future. The Silvers Summit explores new thinking, new products and services, and how the role of technology is being redefined. UnitedHealthcare had two executives speaking on panels during the summit. Tom Paul, chief consumer officer for UnitedHealthcare, ... Read Article