On this week's show, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field will welcome special guests from Interactive Health and Ginger.io for a comprehensive discussion of employee health -- from physical wellness to mental health.
The first guest on this week's program will be Cathy Kenworthy, president and CEO of Interactive Health, the country’s leading provider of health management solutions. Successful companies create healthier organizations by improving the health of their employees. Wellness programs not only improve employee health, they also have a vital role in expanding the fast-growing healthcare consumerism movement. In this interview, Cathy and the hosts will discuss the challenges and rewards of personalizing wellness programs, how to analyze aggregate wellness program data to create better health plans and how wellness initiatives are helping to change health care in America.
The second guest on this week's show will be Dr. Anmol Madan, CEO, Ginger.io, a digital mental health service based in San Francisco. In this interview, Anmol and the hosts will discuss why smartphones have become relevant for your mental health. The smartphone is the most powerful sensor in health care right now. Because a smartphone is almost always with its user, the data collected through its sensors are very good proxy to understand the user’s behavioral patterns, particularly in terms of physical social isolation for people diagnosed with depression. Ginger.io uses the smartphone to deliver personalized care to people that would otherwise not have access to data-driven, evidence-based mental health care.