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Ron Gutman
Ron Gutman is Founder and CEO of HealthTap. HealthTap is pioneering the field of Interactive Health, by bringing interactive software to medicine. It uses expert knowledge from its network of hundreds of physicians, personal health data, and community insights to tailor information to users and transform the process of care.

Before founding HealthTap, Ron was 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 2009). Prior to creating Wellsphere, as a graduate student at Stanford University, Ron organized and led a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students in personalized health 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"). In health and technology, he's a frequent speaker (such as TED and Health 2.0), and published author (such as Forbes and the Huffington Post). Ron is Curator of TEDxSilicon Valley.

Blog Entries by Ron Gutman

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Access Health

Posted June 10, 2011 | 09:23:18 (EST)

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...

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The New Health: Transforming Information Into Action

Posted February 2, 2011 | 15:45:05 (EST)

Last fall, I presented a new framework for personal health at the Health 2.0 conference. This framework was developed after years of examining and thinking about consumer personal health information -- thinking that's been refined through research at Stanford, the founding, building, and growing of one of the largest online...

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SMArt Health

Posted September 9, 2010 | 17:45:15 (EST)

Imagine an iPhone-like "app store" for medical apps that can give a consumer, a doctor, or any healthcare practitioner the access to a wide variety of applications that can help the process of care. Imagine that this "app store" was agnostic about EMRs or other sources of patient/user data. In...

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It's All About the People!

Posted January 13, 2010 | 14:11:01 (EST)

Last Saturday, in an older but charming recital hall at Stanford University, TEDx Silicon Valley was born... and not without hours and hours of labor... It all started with a fabulous idea from the TED conference leadership (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and the...

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