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Congratulations to Zume Life on going live!

A company we have been following for a while, Zume Life, officially launches today.  Zume Life offers a personal health management system enables people who have ongoing health issues (e.g., chronic disease, weight loss, treatment recovery) to better track and adhere to their programs and regimens, and to draw on their personal support network.  Its mobile application, Zuri, and its web portal, are intended to facilitate the ongoing "4 R's" of ongoing self-care, which are:

Ruby's Bequest may shed light on how health care system will help Alzheimer's patients

My colleague, Rachel Hatch, tweeted this morning: "Why Ruby's Bequest?:Caring [for] 4.5mill w/Alzheimers costs $100B/year http://tinyurl.com/3wg8j7." Ruby's Bequest, which launches March 9, is IFTF's latest effort in collaborative storytelling for the public good. It is intended to help us all think more about the future of caregiving. Rachel's tweet links to a story in today's New York Times called "Zen and the Art of Coping With Alzheimer's." It opens with a bullet point: "The number of Alzheimer's patients is expected to increase dramatically in coming years, straining the health care system." That's one more sobering fact for the Health Horizons team to consider as we move forward with our research for Health Care 2020.

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