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Boogio Gets Kids Moving

Obesity is one of the biggest barriers to healthy living, particularly for kids. Boogio encourages children to be active outdoors by using peer motivation, not parental pressure. We build wearable technology to gamify everyday life and make physical fitness fun via a unique gaming device with removable sensor insoles that respond to physical movement. We surveyed 50,000 kids who play videogames and found that over ...more »

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Competency Consolidation: A City, a Non-Profit, and a Health System Engineering Community Health

The City of Lakewood, Consortium for Older Adult Wellness & Centura Health are broadening the vision of healthcare by creating a first complete continuum of care between clinical and community aspects of health. A developing prototype stretches beyond the hospital to encompass a supportive inclusive environment with opportunities incorporating health & wellness where citizens live, work, play & pray. The community not ...more »

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Expansion of Readily Available Providers to Achieve Patient Engagement and Improve Health Outcomes

What is a diagnosis if the patient doesn’t understand it? What is a healthcare plan if the patient doesn’t follow it? What is an integrated network of providers if the patient doesn’t even know who they are? Healthcare engagement and education can be achieved with increased: patient to provider face-to-face time, access to providers and education time. With a provider readily available to make home visits, and consistent ...more »

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Health and Fitness Family Style (How to survive and thrive in a "food desert")

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute says 1 out of 5 Philadelphians are in poor or fair health due to smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and excessive drinking. Most residents have limited access to recreation sites and healthy foods since they live in "food deserts" where they have to travel more than a mile to the nearest supermarket and is ...more »

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Healthcare Consumerism – What could be the new consumer engagement?

Design a solution to engage the healthcare customer in a new way, a new entry portal to the healthcare system. An environment more convenient and closer to work/home. An environment that is non-clinical, less stressful. An offering that is just about your health and well-being at the broadest level. An environment that presents a new understanding of what wellness could be in terms of one’s home, work, travel, and play. ...more »

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OPERATION 55 TO 64: A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO SAVING LIVES, SAVING MONEY, AND SAVING MEDICARE

Here are the facts: • More than 75 million Baby Boomers will turn 65—and enroll in Medicare—over the next 15 years. • Adults 65+ suffer from more health challenges—including multiple chronic diseases—than Adults 55-64. • It costs less to KEEP people healthy than it does to GET them healthy. • Baby Boomers can serve as lasting agents of change—now, and for future generations—if engaged and mobilized effectively. ...more »

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What’s for Dinner? Employers Can Help Answer Question in a Heart Healthy Way

The leading killer of Americans is heart disease; a chronic condition that with other chronic diseases kills 7 in 10 in the U.S. America needs to be more heart healthy, and employers can help by supporting working women figure out: what’s for dinner? It’s a stressful question and poor eating habits are a major contributing factor to heart disease. Busy lifestyles often lead to choosing something quick while sacrificing ...more »

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Leveraging Big Data and Marketing Science to Create Consumer Demand for Preventive Care

Imagine a world where people actively seek out and consume preventive care products and services that will help them stay healthy, avoid or delay the onset of disease, and keep diseases they already have from becoming worse or more debilitating. In this world, avoidable health care service utilization and costs are minimized, and the marginal value of service delivery improves. Our idea is to promote this normative game ...more »

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OPTI-STRETCH versus Recurrent Back Pain

Back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work and abuse of prescription drugs. Opti-Stretch versus Recurrent Back Pain is a program developed by Dr. Ed Neil, M.D. that promotes good back health:  Screening tests to detect muscles in a partially damaged state and other risk factors that compromise good back health.  Provides education on the correct technique ...more »

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