Digital Health Summit CES 2012:
During the panel discussion Diabetes and Obesity: how can technology change the outcomes? at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show's Digital Health Summit Amy Tendrich responded to a question about applying technology to diabetes and obesity treatments in real world settings saying, "DPS Health is the only company I am aware of that has effectively integrated technology into evidenced based care of diabetes or obesity."
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I know Fran quite well. Her husband launched a company that is one of best examples of dealing with overweight and diabetes prevention – DPS Health. The company is based on technology enabled behavior change. It uses an accelerator that heavy patients wear to get a sense of their activity levels. I can see that if I took the stairs that would give me 25% more action, for instance. The data are connected to a coaching system with online educational modules. They data also go to the healthcare provider on the other end. That to me is one of the best examples of a program. But there is a fight to get reimbursement because it is expensive and preventive.
Panel Topic and Overview:
Experts predict that by 2030 more than half the U.S. population will be obese, and 438 million people worldwide will be diagnosed with diabetes. Today, nearly 80% of all new diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes are directly attributed to uncontrolled obesity. With yet ineffective pharma and nurse intervention, can technology help control this ballooning epidemic? Join the companies whose life-changing innovations are leading the charge.
Moderator: Anand Iyer, Ph.D., President and COO,WellDoc
Panelists: Craig Lipset, Head of Clinical Innovation, Pfizer
Deepak Prakash, Global Market Segment Manager, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions
Amy Tendrich, Founder and Editor, DiabetesMine
Sonny Vu, CEO and Founder, Misfit Wearables; Founder, Agamatrix
Intro: Jill Gilbert, Co-producer, Digital Health Summit
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