presented by: Optum

Next-Gen Technology Ignites Healthier Lifestyles

Speakers

David Albert

AliveCor

Kerrie Holley

Optum

Neil Jordan

Microsoft

Joanna Strober

Kurbo

More than one third of Americans are obese, and the problem is getting worse. The long-term impact of obesity includes diseases that are not just deadly, they’re expensive – obesity costs an estimated $149 billion annually in directly related health care spending and an additional $66 billion a year in lower economic productivity.

The good news is some people are getting healthier, but the more difficult challenge is staying healthy.

With more time spent in cars and at desks, how can busy people make their wellness a priority in their daily lives? With Apple’s “Screen Time” app and Google making greater headway into health by bringing their Digital Wellbeing initiative to Google Assistant and Google Home, people have more opportunities for technology to support their health.



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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate