Day Two: Ideas Aplenty on Health Care Innovation

The second day of the 2015 Lake Nona Impact Forum was as wide-ranging and interesting as its 250 attendees.

The jam-packed agenda included engaging conversations on such topics as health clusters, big and small data, consumer engagement (and the role media plays in that effort), next-generation cancer therapy, the economics of health care for employers and pharmaceutical companies, and discussions on brain health. Following are some highlights.

The morning kicked off with an energetic discussion lead by Anil Menon, president of Cisco Systems, about the many attributes needed to create and draw smart minds to an innovation cluster. He cited three as the most important: good weather, access to universities, and a strong infrastructure that allows for easy connection to the outside word – not unlike those featured in the Forum’s host community of Lake Nona.

Richard Carmona, former Surgeon General of the United States, took the stage and provided a compelling look into the future of personalized health and its impact on the quality of care. He explained how patients of the not-to-distant future will have their entire health profile – including genomic profile, activity and sleep patterns, and biometric data – stored in the cloud and delivered in real time to doctors.

During the following discussion, Daniel Kraft, executive director and Future Med health care innovator, dove deeper into personalized medicine by addressing the concept of the “quantified self” and how that translates to quantified – or measurable – health. He explained the myriad devices available to individuals, including HealthPatch, a biosensor that continuously captures biometric data and streams it anywhere in the world. He also introduced the idea of building the Uber of Health care – in short, connecting people to and improving their engagement with their own health data.

Troyen Brennan, chief medical officer of CVS Health Corporation, took the stage and delivered a realistic and sobering view into America’s health care spending, and the toll that chronic yet preventable diseases are taking on the system. He affirmed that health care innovations that feed data back to providers will ultimately improve outcomes.

As the morning concluded, Jeff Arnold, founder and CEO of ShareCare, led a star-studded line-up onto the stage, which included Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the “Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent at CNN, and Mark Hyman, director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. The panelists first discussed whether self-awareness about actual, not perceived, stress truly impacts behavior. They also announced the beta-launch of the Sharecare app, which monitors voice tone on phone calls and analyzes it for stress factors such as worry, anxiety and anger. The crowd-sourced, adaptive trial will be overseen by Dr. Gupta and results will be released at the 2016 Lake Nona Impact Forum.

Visit this website soon for an overview of the afternoon sessions. Don’t forget to follow the conversation on Twitter us @LN_Institute and join the discussion at #LNIF15.

Lake Nona Institute Joins ASID in Clinton Global Initiative America Commitment to Action

Lake Nona Institute announced joining the CGI America Commitment to Action during the 2015 Lake Nona Impact Forum.

Joining the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) in its 2014 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) Commitment to Action, Lake Nona Institute will develop the ASID Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design. The Lake Nona Institute is the 12th organization to sign on to the three-year ASID commitment to develop integrated education and technology tools that help design professionals create healthier spaces through smarter building design and construction.

“The Lake Nona Institute is at the leading edge of developing a holistic approach to health and wellness in our communities,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “As a partner in developing the ASID Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design they offer their Lake Nona facilities that will enable us to test and refine the protocols we are developing.”

The Lake Nona Institute is a nonprofit, community-focused organization that develops, activates, and measures the impact of innovative technologies and programs that can become global models for building healthy, sustainable, and inspired communities. As a partner in the ASID CGI America Commitment to Action, the Lake Nona Institute will provide venues throughout the Lake Nona community and Lake Nona Medical City to demonstrate and pilot health and wellness design protocols within the context of an integrated community.

“In collaboration with our CGI partners, The Lake Nona Institute is committed to accelerating the planning, design, and construction of healthier living and working spaces by using Lake Nona facilities as test beds and models for healthy design,” said Gloria Caulfield, Director of Health & Wellness for the Lake Nona Institute.

Lake Nona is a 7,000-acre integrated community, which is home to one of the fastest-growing life sciences clusters in the nation, and serves as a model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community. The Lake Nona Impact Forum annually brings together more than 250 thought leaders from business, academia, government and industry sectors that are driving creative, innovative health and wellness solutions to move the needle on healthcare expenditures nationally and globally.

In 2014, ASID announced its CGI America Commitment to Action to develop health and wellness protocols for design, products, and healthcare that will include Health Product Declarations (HPDs), Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) Certified Products, Evidence-Based Design, Biophilic Design, and Active Design Principles. The protocols will be used by architects and interior designers to create spaces that promote occupant health and wellness across multiple building types and specify the use of healthier products and materials. Ultimately, ASID and its partners will train 40,000 interior designers and architects across the country to use these protocols to create spaces that promote occupants’ health and to specify healthier products and materials.

Lake Nona institute joins the following 11 organizations in the ASID CGI America Commitment to Action: AkzoNobel, Saint-Gobain Corporation/CertainTeed, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Gensler, National Institutes of Health/Health in Buildings Roundtable, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)/Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), Delos Living/International WELL Building Institute, Meyer Scherer Rockcastle, Ltd. (MSR), Steelcase, The Vitality Institute, and Wolf-Gordon.

For more information on the ASID CGI America Commitment to Action and its partners in developing the Health and Wellness Design Protocols, click here.

Technogym Promotes Wellness at 2015 Lake Nona Impact Forum

Technogym, a world leading company supplying fitness and wellness products, services and solutions, is a contributing sponsor of the 2015 Lake Nona Impact Forum. Attracting notable speakers and luminaries such as Arianna Huffington, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the Lake Nona Impact Forum convenes over 200 thought leaders from business, academia, government and industry sectors who are driving creative, innovative health and wellness solutions, that move the needle on health care expenditures nationally and globally.

“Technogym sits at the crossroads of wellness, health and technology, and our vision to revolutionize health and wellness is well aligned with organizations such as the Lake Nona Institute,” said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym. “Our future depends on people being healthy, and focus on prevention and providing long-term solutions to chronic disease is key.”

Technogym is fully committed to enhancing the wellness goals of consumers by providing trackable and measurable data, including program efficacy and biometric marker changes over time.  Furthermore, through social cause initiatives such as “Let’s Move for a Better World” and partnerships with venerable organizations including the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, and Lake Nona, Technogym is at the epicenter of health oriented movements around the world, including passion causes such as combating childhood obesity.

At Technogym, the mantra of Wellness on the Go, which puts wellness at the forefront of what the company does on a daily basis, is supported by technologically rich equipment and computing platforms that have created a new level of fitness connectivity and deliver measurable health results. Technogym has dedicated years of R&D investment to design the most aesthetic and technologically advanced equipment in the market as well as create the ground-breaking open platform mywellness. This platform allows everyone from consumers to club operators, personal training clinics and corporations to track all their fitness and wellness activities through third party apps, devices and Technogym equipment – and through their mywellness account – to seamlessly measure fitness activities and goals from anywhere in the world.

At the Lake Nona Impact Forum, Technogym will have knowledgeable staff on-site to promote wellness-based activities for the conference attendees. New this year is Technogym’s ‘Chair of Health’ – active sitting Wellness Balls, which will be featured at the Impact Forum to help energize the core and strengthen muscles throughout the day.