Personalized Health Archives
By Rick Lee / March 17th, 2011 / (0) comments
Watching the recent 60 Minutes segment about The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School in New York reminded me of Waiting for Superman, the brilliant documentary by Davis Guggenheim that explored the anxiety-provoking competition amongst inner city youths to get into charter schools. Both of these efforts showed that engagement – even in difficult environments – can work if approached correctly.
By Betsy Barbeau / January 13th, 2011 / (0) comments
Experts estimate that one-half of the $1 trillion US healthcare spend is a result of poor health behaviors. At Healthrageous, we believe that the key to significantly reducing costs is to help individuals change their health behaviors. Critical to accomplishing this goal is to understand and embrace the unique aspects of each individual - and to provide a solution that optimally supports each person.
By Doug McClure / December 21st, 2010 / (1) comment;
We know that to contain the soaring cost of healthcare we need to positively change the health-related short- and long-term behavior of people. But how? At Healthrageous, we believe the answer lies in combining two concepts: connected health and mHealth (mobile health).
From clinical trials and work with our customers, we know that our vision of connected health is effective in improving health and reducing healthcare costs. This is accomplished by simultaneously supporting three components: personal devices that automatically monitor a user; a backend system with incredible expertise in effective treatment plans and wellness programs; and a continuous, personalized, and interactive experience for users.
By Cathy Hartman / November 16th, 2010 / (0) comments
A lot of people ask me what Healthrageous is and what we provide. The answer is that we help people engage in their health in new ways and live healthier lives for the long- term. While that may sound like a bit of marketing fluff, there's hard science, complex technology, and expert medical knowledge behind what we are doing. In a previous post, our CEO talked about why disease management (DM) wasn't living up to its hype. Sure, it's easy to critique what's not meeting expectations, but what about delivering something better? We think we have done just that.
By Rick Lee / November 4th, 2010 / (0) comments
Recently I attended the Center for Connected Health’s 2010 Connected Health Symposium (CHS10). I was part of a panel on Thursday afternoon with Mathew Levy of Harvard and Tracey Moorhead of Care Continuum Alliance. Members of the Healthrageous team manned our booth, answering questions about our service and facilitating a friendly competition between about 70 attendees who tracked their steps and monitored their progress on our mobile phone app for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smart phones. A few days later, I found myself reflecting on the experience ...
By Rick Lee / November 2nd, 2010 / (0) comments
Welcome aboard to a completely personalized journey into gaining greater awareness, insight and commitment to your own health and well-being! What is health and when is it personal-ized? Health is commonly thought to be a state of well-being – for some of us well-being is a goal we strive to obtain in the midst of demanding lives and in spite of unhealthy lifestyles or chronic health conditions. Typically, life gets in the way, and over time it can negatively impact our health. Personal is anything associated with you, the unique person. Your top 5 personal favorite TV shows are predictably not the same as mine. Your favorite pair of running shoes may be the choice of thousands, but your collection of shoes is unique and personal to you ...