About Ron Gutman

https://www.healthtap.com/rongutman

Ron is HealthTap’s Founder and CEO. He’s responsible for the company’s innovation, vision, and product. Prior to founding HealthTap, Ron was the founder and CEO of Wellsphere, a leading online consumer health 2.0 company that developed the world’s largest community of independent health writers and became one of the largest health sites on the Internet, serving more than 100 million users to date (acquired in early 2009). Prior to creating Wellsphere, as a graduate student at Stanford University, Ron organized and led a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students from the schools of Engineering, Medicine, Business, Psychology and Law to conduct research in personalized health and to design ways to help people live healthier, happier lives. Ron is also an angel investor and advisor to health and technology companies, Rock Health (The first Interactive Health Incubator), and Harvard Medical School’s SMArt Initiative (“Substitutable Medical Apps, reusable technologies”). He’s a frequent speaker in health and technology conferences (such as TED and Health 2.0), writes about technology, health and Smiling in leading publications (such as Forbes and the Huffington Post), and serves as the Curator of TEDxSilicon Valley. You can find more about Ron on Twitter (http://twitter.com/rongutman); TED (www.ted.com/speakers/ron_gutman.html); TEDxSV (http://www.tedxsv.org/?page_id=10#1); Crunchbase (http://www.crunchbase.com/person/ron-gutman-2); and Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-gutman)

Posts by Ron Gutman:

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Access Health

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Access Health

When I grew up, the primary sources of health information for most of us were our physicians or our friends and family. But over the past decade the resources we use and rely on for health information, and how we use it, have radically changed. With the ubiquitous availability of the Internet, we’re now taking on the role of gathering and assessing this information ourselves, often before we visit or return to our doctors. To find health information, most of us turn to search engines or health sites — whether to answer questions about a new physical discomfort, a known ailment or about a health matter facing a child or other person we care.

Welcome to the New Era of Interactive Health

Welcome to the New Era of Interactive Health

Our founder and CEO, Ron Gutman’s visionary piece on Interactive Health is featured in Forbes today. Ron highlights that Interactive Health is not about “fixing” the broken healthcare system; it’s about engaging each of us, well or ill, in our health, well-being, and the process of care. Moreover, it’s about empowering physicians and healthcare professionals to actively participate and help us achieve better and more cost-effective care. Interactive health is about making health knowledge, supportive care, and motivation available to us, anytime and anywhere, so that we can integrate this wisdom into our daily actions to live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Quantifying the Smile at Quantified Self

Quantifying the Smile at Quantified Self

There’s just over 1 week to go until the first ever Quantified Self conference, where I’ve been invited to speak on Quantifying the Smile. Quantified Self is all about bringing people together- users and tool makers- who are interested in self-tracking and the potential impact it can have on ourselves as individuals and as a society.

TEDx Sillicon Valley- Wrapping Up

TEDx Sillicon Valley- Wrapping Up

On Saturday, May 14th, over 700 leading thinkers and doers gathered at Stanford University to discuss social innovation and the emerging concept of Living by Numbers at TEDx Silicon Valley 2011. This independently organized TED event, which was planned from a small office in Silicon Valley and was produced by a dedicated handful of event organizers and volunteers, far outgrew the boundaries of it’s locale. Over 350,000 people joined TEDx Silicon Valley via livestream from over 50 countries around the world, and the event became a national trending topic on Twitter. From the quality of speakers to the vibrant discussions in the community during the breaks, TEDx Silicon Valley was one of the most thought-provoking, inspiring and impactful conferences I’ve experienced. It was a huge success, and I’d like to thank everyone who helped me make it happen.

Living By Numbers – TEDxSV Theme

Living By Numbers – TEDxSV Theme

Numbers have always been at the center of innovation in Silicon Valley. Now a new concept (and what some would call a movement), Living by Numbers, is gaining significant momentum here and elsewhere. New ways of collecting, tracking, and analyzing data – not just as communities but actually as as individuals – are giving way to significant insights, and creating new opportunities. Numbers transformed into information and then morphed into wisdom and eventually action will become an influential platform for the next era of innovation. As LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman noted earlier this year: big data is the next big thing – it “is where some massive innovation will happen that will transform our lives.”

The Untapped Powers of the Smile

The Untapped Powers of the Smile

We’re smiling because our CEO Ron Gutman just had a Guest article posted on Forbes.com about the health benefits of smiling! Smiling can help you look great and competent, reduce your stress and feel good. Read more about the benefits – complete with research data!

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