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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

[VIDEO] UnitedHealthcare’s Jeff Alter on the wave of empowered health consumers

Posted On: @ 10:31 am
When it comes to digital health, UnitedHealthcare's goal is to "meet our consumers where they are," and increasingly, where they are is around the technology they use day to day: gaming devices, smartphones, laptop computers and the like. So says Jeff Alter, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, who joined the dozens of UnitedHealthcare team members at CES 2014 to help the company differentiate itself as a leader among health care providers. UnitedHealthcare is continually developing ... Read Article

UnitedHealthcare’s myEasyBook wins CES Editors’ Choice Award

Posted On: @ 9:50 am
The annual CES Editors' Choice Awards are presented to the best and most innovative new products on display at this massive show. This year’s winners were announced on Wednesday, and UnitedHealthcare’s myEasyBook was among them. The more than 40 other winners include the Audi Virtual Cockpit, Samsung Galaxy NotePro Series, Sony Handycam FDR-AX100, and LG LAB540W Sound Plate. The CES Editors' Choice Awards are presented by the Consumer Electronics Association – the show’s organizing ... Read Article

[VIDEO] Health innovation highlights from CES 2014

Posted On: January 9, 2014 @ 4:54 pm
The number of digital health exhibitors at CES 2014 grew by 40% over last year. With more than 300 booths to visit, finding the health innovation highlights and hidden gems at CES can be a daunting task, but one that we were excited to tackle. We toured the show room floor with Halle Tecco, CEO of digital health startup accelerator Rock Health, to find some of the most unique and innovative products and services on display. We found plenty of interesting and beautiful gadgets, but several ... Read Article

Point-of-Care Everywhere: UnitedHealthcare’s Yasmine Winkler on meeting patients where they are

Posted On: @ 3:37 pm
Designing health experiences and solutions for the on-the-go individual is no easy feat. From building powerful tele-health systems to creating seamless experiences between devices, focusing on meeting patients and consumers exactly where they are is becoming increasingly critical for success. Yasmine Winkler, chief marketing, product and innovation officer for UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, was part of a panel discussion yesterday that took a deep dive into the devices and software ... Read Article

Digital health news highlights from Day 2 of CES 2014

Posted On: @ 11:20 am
The second day of CES 2014 was overshadowed a bit by some interesting keynotes and party crashers, but there was still plenty of news coming out of the world’s largest trade show. On the main show floor, BMW demonstrated self-driving cars, more smart watches were introduced, and T-Mobile announced plans to pay switching fees. There were exciting announcements from the digital health sphere on the second day of CES, as well. A list of highlights is below, and you can catch up on news from day ... Read Article

Prevention as Policy: Part 2 of the Digital Health Summit’s series on new opportunities in health care

Posted On: @ 10:21 am
Dr. Richard Migliori, chief medical officer and executive vice president for UnitedHealth Group, took part in a panel discussion moderated by Christopher Wasden, managing director at PwC, titled "Prevention as Policy." It was the second of a three-part series on the changing health care landscape. The panel explored how the increasing focus on preventive care and how can digital health can help enable and incentivize that preventive care. Dr. Migliori explained the crucial distinction between ... Read Article

UnitedHealthcare collaborates with Konami and Zamzee on innovative health programs that help reduce childhood obesity

Posted On: @ 8:00 am
“Exergame” DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition from Konami to be introduced at a California school Collaboration with Zamzee to test the impact of wearable activity meters that monitor health and activity levels of students UnitedHealthcare showcases these health programs and others at the 2014 International CES LAS VEGAS (Jan. 9, 2014) – UnitedHealthcare today announced at the 2014 International CES collaborations with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., and Zamzee to help reduce ... Read Article