February 21, 2018

Building Health Into the OS: A Workshop on Tech, Life and Health

Location: Cafe

4:30pm - 7:00pm EDT

We live in an age of smartphones, apps, Fitbits, smart watches and other gadgets that can be harnessed to help us become healthy. Since 2014, more than $16B has been invested in 800 startups in the “digital health” space. But what if the role for tech to improve health goes beyond getting us to change our behavior, to adhere to our medication regimens or to improve our care experiences? What if the role of tech runs deeper?

Join Steve Downs, chief technology and strategy officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as he lays out the case for tech to focus on changing the experience of daily lives at a fundamental level. Civic Hall co-founder and executive director Micah Sifry will moderate a panel of reactors and then and kick off a group effort to imagine how tech could reshape daily life and build health into the “OS” of our society.

The event will wrap with a reception with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.


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