ATLANTA, GA, June 21, 2013—Sharecare, the leading online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, is a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for “HealthMakers 250: Conversations on the Leading Edge.” The network-quality video series features in-depth interviews with leading luminaries and innovators who take on today’s most pressing health and wellness questions—from the future of healthcare to using technology to manage an aging population or how diet and exercise can alter our genes. Among those featured in the series include director of the National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, integrative medicine guru Andrew Weil, oncologist David Agus, Kaiser Permanente Chairman George Halvorson, CEO of Scanadu Walter DeBrouwer, Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern and Preventive Medicine Research Institute founder Dean Ornish.
Said Jeff Arnold, Sharecare Chairman and CEO, “HealthMakers 250 brings together the best minds in medicine, wellness, science and technology to provide candid, thought-provoking insight into their respective fields as well as visions and concerns for the future—a collective wisdom that is unmatched. We are honored to be recognized this way.”
Sharecare’s HealthMakers 250, with support from strategic partner the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), can be watched at www.sharecare.com/healthmakers.
The 34th Annual Telly Awards received nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries this year. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected television stations, production companies, cable operators, corporate video departments and advertising agencies in the world.
Sharecare is the leading online health and wellness engagement platform providing millions of health-conscious consumers with a personal, results-oriented experience by connecting them to the most qualified health resources and programs they need to improve their health. The site greatly simplifies the search for relevant, quality answers to people’s health questions by partnering with thousands of carefully-selected health and wellness experts to provide trusted and continuously updated information. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications, Sharecare allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness, creating an active and social community where knowledge is shared and put into practice—simply said, sharing care. Launched in 2010, Sharecare is based in Atlanta, GA.
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About Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA)
The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) is a special purpose trade organization committed to accelerating the adoption of innovative healthcare technologies. Our community includes CEOs, senior level executives, entrepreneurs, companies of all sizes, foundations, educational institutions, scientists, physicians, and policy makers. The WLSA is dedicated to creating value and improving health, globally, by accelerating the adoption of technologies that empower consumers and innovative institutions. WLSA partners and companies all over the world are using wireless and connected health innovations to better manage chronic conditions, preempt disease and improve the lives of the elderly and under-served populations around the world.