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Event: Executive Speaker Series: Global Health

Local companies are spreading our Northwest values abroad, harnessing technology and innovation to improve the quality of lives on a global scale. Washington state is fortunate to be home to world class research centers, and numerous global health organizations.

Visit the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce website for more information and registration details.

  • Date: Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber
  • Address: 1301 Fifth Ave., Suite 1500, Seattle, WA, 98101 (Get Directions)
  • Members: $45 pre-paid ($55 as of October 27)
  • Non-Members: $70 pre-paid ($110 as of October 27)

Questions: Contact Betsy Paige at 206-389-7345

Speakers:
Dr. John Aitchison, PhD
President and Director
Center for Disease Research

Dr. Toni Hoover
Director of Strategy,
Planning and Management
for Global Health
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Brian Neville
Controller and Director of
Global Accounting
PATH

Niki Robinson
Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Research Center

Dena Morris
President
Washington Global Health Alliance

10 Nutrition and Diet Apps for 2018

The smartphone in your pocket is a miracle of modern science. Its processing power is millions of times greater than that of the machines NASA used for the Moon landings, and it connects you to a worldwide network of over 3 billion people.

Today’s best diet apps leverage the power of your smartphone to help you take control of your nutrition and health through better eating. Kaiser Permanente tested 10 of the most popular weight loss app choices for Android and iPhone (iOS).

Here’s a breakdown of those choices, and a look at their pros and cons.

Photo by Luke Porter on Unsplash

Telebehavioral Health is Finding Its Niche

Health systems are embracing telehealth and digital apps to improve workflow and reduce costs around behavioral health.

Behavioral healthcare has long lived adjacent to the traditional delivery system of U.S. hospitals, but that’s changing as providers and payers begin to view patients more holistically.

In turn, a number of companies are betting on behavioral health, with a new twist using telehealth principles. Vendors Teladoc and American Well for example are stepping into a vacuum created by a psychiatrist shortage, providing complementary services to primary care settings.

Providers are exploring these offerings, and some are seeing a return on investment. But there’s still work to be done to integrate mental health into the larger healthcare delivery system. It’s helping that payers are getting on board, with a push to to combine behavioral health and primary care.

Read the full article at HealthCareDive.com.