The Official Launch of Healthism.com: A Social App for Health and Wellness Goals



Damon Ramsey* Damon Ramsey*, Healthism Systems Inc., Vancouver, Canada

Track: Business
Presentation Topic: Online decision technology
Presentation Type: DEMO Interactive Session
Submission Type: Single Presentation

Building: LKSC Conference Center Stanford
Room: DEMO Interactive Session Upper Lobby
Date: 2011-09-18 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Last modified: 2011-08-15
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Abstract


Healthcare costs are spiraling out of control, a burden heavily felt by the general public, employers and the government. In the healthcare field, we are doing a dismal job at preventing disease and promoting active lifestyles; testimony to this is the fact that obesity rates have doubled in the last 30 years alone. Countless online health information systems exist, but their impact on behavior change or health promotion is often negligible. The health and wellness market makes over $66 billion dollars in sales every year, but the majority of this is not for services or education. Healthism is our signature web app where users can learn how to prevent major diseases through simple health questionnaires, promote personal wellness, facilitate lifestyle changes and interact with community health resources through a social networking platform linked with Facebook and Twitter. Our team has created a solution which emphasizes user-based design principles to provide a truly unique and secure interactive social experience, placing the user in charge of their own health within an online "community of health." We also push the envelope with a one-of-a-kind e-mail/SMS/voice-based system for the tracking of health and wellness goals. Our potential customers include the general public, businesses seeking affordable employee wellness programs, and health providers seeking a licensed solution to promote health to their customers. Using a unique "health marketplace" system we are able to provide geo-localized, contextual advertisements for health-related products which will help our users reach their personal health and wellness goals. As we learn more about our users through their interaction with site content, these recommendations and advertisements become more relevant, personalized and effective. Our highly motivated management team is led by myself, Damon Ramsey, a family doctor, IT innovator, and web programmer. Direction and inspiration is provided by Dr. Zamanzadeh who is a world renowned scientist and inventor holding 21 patents. Business expertise is provided by Carolyn Tome, a CPA and expert financial advisor. Our “dream team” is ready to redefine medicine through technology by encouraging prevention of disease and promotion of active lifestyles like it has never been done before. Come join us for our interactive presentation where we will officially demo and launch the Healthism web application for the first time.




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