During last week’s Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, technology developers showcased new gadgets designed to help consumers play a bigger role in their health care.
The new tools include smartphone applications, body sensors and games that challenge users to practice healthy habits.
In a California Healthline Special Report by Deirdre Kennedy, experts discussed how patient-centered technology could improve health care delivery as health insurers and other payers start to emphasize preventive care.
The Special Report includes comments from:
- Jonathan Attwood, CEO of Zamzee;
- Stephen Downs, chief technology and information officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;
- Chris Hewett, founder of Mindbloom;
- Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator forÂ health information technology; and
- Christine Robins, CEO of BodyMedia (Kennedy, California Healthline, 10/4).
The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.