Consumer-Driven Innovation in Action: New Services and Business Models

In the previous post about the Healthcare Unbound Conference, Ryan Frederick commented that the time for change is now and that in order to create meaningful change we need to (1) focus on the consumer and (2) design innovative business models.   LeadingAge and LeadingAge CAST co-sponsored a session – Innovative Technology-Enabled Care Models – which truly brought these two important themes to life.

Healthsense and Verizon Partner for senior telecare

Spotted this in FierceMobileHealthcare. I like the sound of the algorithm-based intelligence that Healthsense refers to - studying patterns and then identifying activities that fall outside the norm. That's much more 'human' than just having an arbitrary technical algorithm model of what people should be doing (such as 'not fall down'), and provides more opportunities for tailored services.

Snip: Home alone | The Economist

Will the elderly tolerate a barrage of devices monitoring and tracking them, revealing everything down to when they had breakfast or last had a cup of tea? Richard Jones, the boss of Lusora, responds with a question of his own: “What's a greater loss of privacy than moving out of your own house?” He has a good point.