1. Models for Change ’11 Post Conference Summary & Whitepaper (December 2011)

Authors: Michael Gallelli and Max Wells, Health Innoventions

This paper provides a written summary along with key speaker quotes for each presentation given at Consumer-Centric Health: Models for Change ’11 conference in October 2011.  The conference featured more than 20 presenters addressing all facets of health behavior change from the perspectives of diverse fields of medicine, employer health, mobile technology, health insurance, gaming, public health, research, and anthropology.   Video clips and slides of the presentations can be can be accessed from the 2011 Videos & Slides webpage. This document also contains a post-conference version of the whitepaper Is Mobile the Prescription for Sustained Behavior Change?

2. Is Mobile the Prescription for Sustained Behavior Change? (September 2011)

Authors: Max Wells and Michael Gallelli, Health Innoventions

This white paper provides an overview of behavior change filtered through the lens of health and financial imperatives, systems thinking and evolving portable technologies. Health Innoventions’ authors and conference organizers (Max Wells and Michael Gallelli) suggest that a confluence of demands and growing dynamic and interactive capabilities will drive us to better science and application of behavior change and maintenance.

White Paper Sections:
– 3 Key Findings
– Introduction
– Employer, Payer, Provider Consumer Perspectives on Behavior Change
– What We Know About Behavior Change
– What We Know About Maintaining Behavior
– How Mobile Can Help in Sustaining Behavior
– Summary


3. Boomers, Technology and Health: Consumers Taking Charge! (January 2011)

Authors: Michael Gallelli, Max Wells, Amy Peltonen, Patrick Groden in collaboration with MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest

This research report is the result of more than 50 interviews with industry and research thought-leaders conducted between September and December 2010, in preparation for an MIT Enterprise Forum held in Seattle on January 19th, 2011. The initial hypothesis was that aging U.S. baby boomers would drive technology innovation across many areas. What we found is that boomers would have a substantial impact in one specific area: the adoption of tech-enabled health and wellness products for personal use. The report presents key findings, as well as barriers, accelerators and opportunities, based on our interviews and secondary research.

“… one of the best summaries of the evolving role of baby boomers in driving innovation in health and wellness and well worth the read.” Joseph Coughlin, Director, MIT Aging Lab

Boomers, Technology and Health MIT Enterprise Forum (January 19, 2011)