Can We Use Games To Positively Change Health Care? Find Out At The "Is Health Gaming a Game-Changer?" Event

Can mobile and video games help control and prevent diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other life-shortening, expensive conditions that are collectively costing both the patients and the United States billions of dollars every year in health care? Can people be given rewards and incentives to adapt life-style interventions that improve their health by gaming? What platforms will these games run on? And will payers be willing to pick up the tab without conclusive evidence that gaming lowers costs and improves clinical outcomes?

Get answers to these questions and more at the lunch panel discussion titled “Is Health Gaming a Game-Changer?”

The event takes place in Silicon Valley on Friday, May 20th 2011 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (PT) at Backstage Coworking inside Dragon Theater in downtown Palo Alto. Free three-hour garage parking is available. Doors open at 11:45am and the panel will start promptly at noon.

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Is Health Gaming a Game-Changer? – Panel

The panel discussion consists of industry movers and shakers including

  • Eric Hekler, PhD, Stanford Medical School.
  • Jeff Tangney, Epocrates co-founder and Doximity CEO.
  • Michael Lu, Executive Producer / Product Director for RockYou.

Is Health Gaming a Game-Changer? – Tickets, RSVP

Tickets cost $8 for early birds and $10 for late birds. Both ticket types include Lunch. Get Tickets, more info here.

Is Health Gaming a Game-Changer? – Agenda

Doors open at 11:45am and the panel will start promptly at noon.

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Is Health Gaming a Game-Changer? – Date, Location

Friday, May 20, 2011 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM (Silicon Valley Time)

Backstage Coworking
(inside Dragon Theater)
535 Alma St
Palo Alto, CA 94301

[photo: via to Gawker to MTV to kotaku to… (phew at last!) oobly ]

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