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WHAT’S YOUR HEALTHY?”: AETNA STARTS THE CONVERSATION WITH NEW AD CAMPAIGN; HELPS PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR HEALTH GOALS WITH NEW CarePass® PLATFORM

HARTFORD, Conn., June 18, 2013 — Every person has their own unique definition of being healthy – from joining the kids on a bike ride to training for a 5k. Aetna (NYSE: AET) is trying to find out the different answers to the question “What’s Your Healthy?” through a national, integrated marketing and advertising campaign and interactive website, www.WhatsYourHealthy.com, where consumers can share their personal “healthy.”

Because everybody takes their own personal journey to becoming healthy, Aetna is also launching the new CarePass® consumer website and mobile solution, www.carepass.com. The CarePass platform offers simple and convenient access to some of the best health and wellness mobile apps in the marketplace. CarePass:

  • Helps people set personalized health and wellness goals
  • Guides them to apps to help reach those goals
  • Lets consumers sync apps to easily and securely share information
  • Inspires them to stay on track by showing progress toward their goals and connecting them to others on similar health journeys

“Asking ‘What’s Your Healthy?’ is an opportunity to engage all consumers in a conversation around achieving their best health. Beyond simply creating a dialogue, we’re helping people take action through CarePass, which empowers users to create, track and achieve their health and wellness goals,” said Mark T. Bertolini, Aetna chairman, CEO and president. “Wellness is different for different people. I practice yoga and meditation every morning because it helps me be present during the rest of the day. I’m a passionate advocate for wellness programs in the workplace, and Aetna wants to learn more about what helps others achieve their personal definition of healthy.”

“What’s Your Healthy?”

Visitors to the “What’s Your Healthy?” website can create a digital “healthy tile” by answering a few brief questions about how and why they stay healthy. These healthy tiles will be displayed on the website and can also be shared easily through social media sites. People can also engage in the conversation via Twitter by following @Aetna and using the hashtag #AetnaMyHealthy. Aetna employees were given a sneak preview of the website in early June and have already created more than 3,200 healthy tiles that are currently highlighted on the site.

The “What’s Your Healthy?” campaign will feature national print and digital ads through a wide range of health- and lifestyle-focused publications and websites. Aetna will also be running television and radio ads in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, Tampa and Washington, D.C. All of the campaign materials are available for media upon request.

Aetna is also conducting several national consumer surveys with Meredith Corporation and Harris Interactive as part of this campaign, with the results to be shared throughout the summer. The surveys will identify how consumers define being healthy, what they do to stay healthy, and how they finance their healthy habits. Results from the surveys will be featured on Meredith websites and publications such as Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal and Fitness.

CarePass – Helping People Set and Reach Their Health Goals

The “What’s Your Healthy?” website includes information on a number of Aetna resources that can empower people to live healthier lives, including CarePass. Anyone visiting the CarePass website – and not just Aetna members – can easily create an account and begin using all of the health and wellness apps available through the CarePass platform.

“We want to make it easier for everyone to engage in their health and hopefully shift from thinking about health care to taking care of their health,” said Martha L. Wofford, vice president and head of CarePass from Aetna. “CarePass helps consumers connect different pieces of health data to create a fuller, more personalized picture of their health.”

CarePass enables consumers to securely pull data from apps in order to track and display progress toward their goals. As a consumer connects apps and provides more information, CarePass provide a more complete profile of their overall health.

“It can be really hard to get started on a path to a healthier life. CarePass makes it easier, helping you set health and wellness goals that are meaningful to you, and then guiding you to the apps that will help you achieve those goals,” Wofford said. “We’re excited to introduce consumers and Aetna members to the great ecosystem of apps that we have spent the last year connecting to our platform, and that in aggregate have been downloaded by over 100 million users.”

CarePass features a growing catalog of more than 20 market-leading consumer apps, including iTriage. The newest apps partners are BodyMedia®, Fitbug, UP by JawboneTM, LoseIt!, and Withings.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.

June 28, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Qualcomm Life Launches Two New Challenges at Mobile World Congress 2013

— Company Also Launches Global 2net App Developer Challenge, Expanding Availability of 2net Connect APIs to European Developers —

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., is kicking off a Wireless Walking Challenge in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) at Mobile World Congress 2013 being held at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, February 25-28, 2013. The company also announced it is expanding the release of the 2net™ Connect Application Interfaces (APIs) to developers in Europe and initiating its Global 2net App Developer Challenge.

“Qualcomm Life is delighted to be working with the American Heart Association on the Wireless Walking Challenge by providing participants with a fun, engaging wireless solution to track physical activity to improve cardiovascular health,” said Rick Valencia , vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Life. “The openness of the 2net Platform allows challengers to select whichever device or app best suits them, enabling a truly personalized health experience where data is automatically collected and seamlessly aggregated across a variety of sensors, wireless technologies and applications.”

Qualcomm Life and the American Heart Association are working together to launch the Wireless Walking Challenge to encourage people to increase their physical activity in order to ultimately improve their heart health, and attendees of Mobile World Congress have the first opportunity to compete in this global challenge. To participate, attendees can download their choice of a mHealth app, including MapMyFitness, Noom or RunKeeper, or leverage a pre-owned activity monitoring device, including BodyMedia or Fitbit, to track their steps throughout the conference. The mHealth apps and devices are connected to the Wireless Walking Challenge app via the 2net Connect APIs, so participants’ steps are automatically updated and reflected in the app leaderboard. The Challenge app will be a central hub for participants to track their steps and earn prizes based on their total steps taken in relation to other participants enrolled in the challenge. The steps will be tracked via the web-based leaderboard and those with the three highest totals of steps at the end of each day will be awarded $200, $100 and $50 respectively. The grand prize, awarded to the participant with the most cumulative steps at the conference close, is a Dell XPS tablet. Participants and conference attendees are also encouraged to follow the challenge conversations on Twitter by following @QualcommLife and via the #WalkStar hashtag.

Expanded Availability of 2net Connect APIs

The Global 2net App Developer Challenge kicks-off today and runs through August 2013. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place entries and will be in the amounts of €15,000, €10,000 and €5,000 respectively. The competition results will be announced at the Uplinq Conference held in San Diego in September 3-5, 2013.

Qualcomm Life’s 2net Connect APIs, previously only available in the United States, create a consolidated stream of biometric data that can be leveraged across multiple data-enabled platforms, including Andriod, iOS, Microsoft and BlackBerry. The value of this consolidated data stream is compounded by the fact that the 2net Ecosystem has grown to be one of the most comprehensive and open wireless ecosystems in the world, with over 220 customers and technology enablers.

Qualcomm Life at MWC

Qualcomm Life will be showcasing the 2net Platform and Hub as well as the latest news and winners of the Wireless Walking Challenge at the Qualcomm Life booth at Mobile World Congress (Hall 3, Stand 3B64).

Qualcomm Life is also participating in the following demonstrations, panels and keynotes:

  • Health: Innovating for Global Health – Rick Valencia , VP & GM, Qualcomm Life (Wednesday, February 27, 4:00 –5:00 p.m.)

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. 2net and Qualcomm Life are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All Qualcomm Incorporated trademarks are used with permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

February 23, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Open Networks Drive Innovation in Telemedicine

Sprint’s open approach, network flexibility and proven execution reduces costs, extends accessibility and enhances overall effectiveness of health care
Overland Park, Kan. – June 8, 2011 – How does a wireless carrier make health care delivery more cost efficient and patient friendly? By enabling mobile applications and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, Sprint (NYSE: S) is on the forefront of telemedicine. The driver of Sprint’s innovation is its “open” strategy, providing opportunities for developers to create innovative applications and solutions for the medical community. It also encourages third-party development, streamlines the process of certifying a product on the network and increases the speed a company can get its product to market.
Rather than dictating what developers can do on the Sprint network, Sprint makes available application programming interfaces (API’s) that allow businesses to develop wireless solutions and applications that take advantage of capabilities at the network, IT, service and device level. Sprint has moved beyond the idea that “as a carrier we know best” and instead focuses on leveraging its assets to drive innovation to the market.
“The Sprint Emerging Solutions Group is all about open development,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Sprint Emerging Solutions Group. “The developer community has told us they thrive in an environment that accelerates their speed to market with simple, unencumbered access to our full complement of network capabilities. Considering that they are delivering wireless applications for the purpose of enhancing the health and well-being of all Americans—and potentially saving lives—Sprint is only too willing to invest in technology and processes that foster innovation.”
Sprint Partners are Improving Patient Care
Sprint’s open approach has attracted the attention of many entrepreneurial health care companies who understand that chronically ill patients recover faster and are more comfortable at home than in a hospital and that telemedicine has the potential to improve quality of life. Two such companies are American TeleCare and Reflection Solutions.
  • Powered by Sprint 3G and 4G, American TeleCare, Inc. (ATI) provides solutions to enhance key health care customer applications in clinic-to-clinic and clinic-to-home settings. ATI uses a world-class remote stethoscope at 9.6 Kbps in clinic-to-patient home settings and a sophisticated, leading interactive video technology to access more patients at lower bandwidths.
ATI was the first company to market a video solution over wireless and plans for rapid expansion into hospitals to dramatically decrease costs for 30-day re-admissions. Sprint and ATI are also collaborating on connectivity solutions in patient’s homes to ensure top-notch care, a higher quality of life for chronically ill patients and reduced overall health care costs for their treatment.
  • Reflection Solutions offers a unique product called “Reflection powered by AFrame Digital” which provides wireless personal health monitoring. It includes a device designed to be worn and function as a wristwatch to wirelessly connect patients and their caregivers. The “watch” monitors the patients’ health and physical activity, and provides instability and fall detection. It also has a traditional PERs panic button and can even automatically send an alert in the event of a fall, even if the user is unable to activate the PERs button. Boosted by the power of the Sprint networks, Reflection powered by AFrame Digital extends meaningful care beyond traditional limitations, working in conjunction with the caregivers’ mobile phones and PDAs, so they remain in touch and will be alerted even when they are on the go.
Reflection, a founding partner in the Sprint M2M Collaboration Center, was recently named in the Health and Wellness enterprise and vertical market category of CTIA’s Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards.
Taking a Collaborative Approach
Sprint is successfully partnering with health care and wireless companies by sharing its network and expertise in embedded mobile computing and M2M communications. This arrangement allows Sprint’s health care partners to offer a wireless solution while focusing on its core competencies. Those companies include:
  • AirStrip Technologies has developed one-of-a-kind remote patient monitoring applications that deliver real-time vital waveform and other critical patient data directly from hospital monitoring systems to mobile devices to let providers continually monitor vital signs from wherever they are.
  • BodyMedia provides a holistic weight-management system consisting of an armband monitor, online activity manager, optional display and free smartphone apps. It automatically tracks the calories burned during daily activities and even monitors the quality of sleep. In April, the companies launched the Sprint BodyMedia ID pack, a customized bundle of widgets, applications, wallpapers, ringtones and wellness content for selected Sprint smartphones.
  • Calgary Scientific has developed an application called ResolutionMD Mobile powered by PureWeb which provides advanced visualization of critical medical images (MRIs, CAT scans) directly on Sprint devices, such as the HTC EVO4G and Samsung Epic 4G. Attending or acute care physicians can have real-time access to specialists such as neurologists, regardless of where the physicians and patients are located.
  • IDEAL LIFE manufactures in-home health monitoring equipment for individuals with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and obesity. The system can work wirelessly using the Nationwide Sprint Network to transmit medical data to health care providers to support diagnosis and general monitoring. IDEAL LIFE products are FDA approved for over-the-counter sales and HIPAA compliant for patient confidentiality.
  • Omnilink tracks individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. With Omnilink, Sprint ensures family and friends are well-cared for even while away from a doctor’s office or care facility.
Roll Up Your Sleeves
To meet the demand for developer support and network certification, Sprint recently opened an M2M Collaboration Center in Burlingame, Calif. The center is a hands-on, interactive environment where ideas, knowledge and technology unite to produce wirelessly enabled M2M concepts, products and solutions. Engineers from Sprint and their solution partners team up to rapidly bring new M2M ideas to the marketplace that can improve people’s health and wellness. In addition, Sprint holds an annual developers’ conference each fall in California. Developers gather to hear from Sprint executives, industry leaders and session experts to gain valuable insight into the next evolution in the wireless data industry.
The Case for Telemedicine is Clear
The prescription for improving health care includes bringing the industry up to date with current technology. Statistics from the Health Research Institute suggests that telemedicine has the potential to support significant numbers of people with remote monitoring, leading to reduced costs, extended accessibility and enhanced overall effectiveness.
  • If doctors use wireless applications to remotely monitor patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes or obesity, the annual savings could amount to approximately $21 billion due to a reduction in hospitalization and nursing home costs.
  • 88 percent of physicians would like their patients to be able to monitor their health on their own.
  • During a two-year study by the Health Research Institute, e-visits were able to replace in-office visits in 40 percent of the 2,531 cases.
As a demonstration of their commitment to the development of telemedicine as a health care delivery channel, Sprint is a Sustaining President’s Circle member of the American Telemedicine Association. To learn more about Sprint health care solutions, visit www.sprint.com/healthcare.
Ward to Present at Axeda
Wayne Ward will make a keynote speech at the Axeda Connexion in Boston on June 9. Ward will present “How the Connected World will be the Catalyst for Change,” which will include how M2M communications is impacting health care.
About the Sprint Emerging Solutions Group
With more than 10 years of experience with machine-to-machine (M2M), Sprint has been at the forefront of this wireless industry revolution, teaming with and supporting a large and diverse portfolio of innovative partners to create smarter wireless solutions that change the way people work and live. To learn more, view this special “What if …” M2M video and visit www.sprint.com/m2m.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
June 10, 2011 I Written By

Sprint and IDEAL LIFE Enhance Home Health Care

M2M communications enable health care providers to monitor patients in their homes;
The “sandwich” generation turns to technology for piece of mind
Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference, that it is partnering with IDEAL LIFE Inc. to expand IDEAL LIFE’s product portfolio to include embedded wireless devices. The companies will develop, certify and co-market a version of the IDEAL LIFE hub to transmit health data over the Nationwide Sprint Network.
IDEAL LIFE manufactures in-home health monitoring equipment for individuals with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and obesity. The agreement between Sprint and IDEAL LIFE means that the entire system will work wirelessly utilizing Sprint’s machine-to-machine (M2M) platform and the Nationwide Sprint Network to transmit medical data to health care providers to support diagnosis and general monitoring. The Nationwide Sprint Network (inclusive of roaming) reaches more than 309 million people in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Transmitted data can include the patient’s glucose, blood pressure, weight, heart rate and oxygen level. IDEAL LIFE products are FDA approved for over-the-counter sales and HIPAA compliant for patient confidentiality.
“We are thrilled to partner with Sprint so our product offerings are even more comprehensive and robust,” said Harvey Goldberg, CEO of Ideal Life, Inc. “This will allow consumers peace of mind when the health of a loved one is being monitored, and it further establishes IDEAL LIFE as a leader in the remote health monitoring industry.”
As part of this partnership, Sprint and IDEAL LIFE will showcase wireless health monitoring equipment at the Sprint booth (#2551) during the 2011 HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando.
Health care is increasingly top of mind for Americans, from physicians and hospitals to patients and care givers. Health care costs increase six percent year-to-year. Physicians and hospitals are overloaded. Errors can occur and those with chronic diseases face challenges. If patients with chronic diseases are able to have their health monitored at home, it could drastically reduce the economic burden while also providing a level of constant and improved care needed for the individual, allowing them to be in control of their own health.
More and more, baby boomers are finding their lives sandwiched between raising their children and caring for their older parents. Many of them are looking to technology for an answer and mobility might be one solution that not only enables health care providers to monitor patients in their homes, but also lets adult children and other family keep an eye on aging parents with the help of a computer, tablet or smartphone. When a parent steps on an IDEAL LIFE scale in the morning or checks their glucose level before a meal with an IDEAL LIFE meter, a son or daughter living hundreds or thousands of miles away can be notified. M2M technology not only tracks the parent’s health, but it gives the family piece of mind as well.
The market for remote monitoring is strong: the Health Research Institute estimates the annual consumer market for remote/mobile monitoring devices to be $7.7 billion to $43 billion, based on the range consumers said they would be willing to pay.
M2M communications, where devices other than phones talk directly to each other, is a compelling story for Sprint. “Mobile embedded solutions and partnerships present an opportunity to streamline health care and provide greater access to quality information at less significant cost and effort,” said Tim Donahue, vice president of Industry Solutions, Sprint. “Connected devices are literally changing every aspect of our lives, impacting how we work and live our lives and that’s fostering explosive growth in the wireless industry, in a way that we’ve never seen before. Sprint is pleased to assist IDEAL LIFE in the development of these next-generation home health solutions.”
Sprint is a leader in providing health care companies with a full range of wireless and wireline data services and unmatched expertise with embedded mobile computing and M2M communications, enabling them to bring new products to market. Sprint’s existing wireless health care solution partners include:

  • BodyMedia – A holistic weight-management system consisting of an Armband monitor, online Activity Manager, optional Display and free smartphone apps. It automatically tracks the calories burned during your daily activities and monitors the quality of your sleep, an important factor in weight loss.
  • Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD Mobile – Provides neurologists and clinicians with real-time images, video and reports on their Android-based smartphones.
  • GE Healthcare – Sprint and GE Healthcare have collaborated to provide in-building wireless communications services to hospitals in North America. The solution provides hospitals with a comprehensive platform for voice and data communications over secure cellular, Wi-Fi and telemetry infrastructure that requires only one installation. Patients, clinicians and hospital visitors benefit from secure, reliable voice and data communications, supporting an environment conducive to higher levels of patient care.
  • Omnilink – Tracks individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. With Omnilink, Sprint ensures family and friends are well-cared for even while away from a doctor’s office or care facility.
To learn more about Sprint’s health care solutions, visit www.sprint.com/healthcare. For more information on IDEAL LIFE, visit www.ideallifeonline.com.
Sprint Emerging Solutions Group is an industry leader in M2M and embedded solutions, delivering a full complement of assets critical to successful M2M and embedded solutions deployments. These include: network agnostic capabilities (including 3G, 4G, CDMA, iDEN, and a reliable Tier 1 IP network); specialized industry solutions engineering teams; an open approach to devices and applications through the company’s Open Device Initiative, an expansive M2M partner ecosystem; and the ability to provide customers with customized solutions that can include distribution, branding, billing and customer care services. To learn more, view this special “What if …” M2M video and visit www.sprint.com/m2m.
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About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 49.9 million customers at the end of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About IDEAL LIFE
IDEAL LIFE is a multinational company that delivers timely and accurate health information on demand, to any location, through collaborative solutions that are secure, reliable, and mobile – accessible through the major brands for cell phones, computers and other communication devices. The FDA-approved products are wireless, easy-to-use and available for a fraction of the cost of competing products. With an open technology platform that supports customization and seamlessly integrates with existing information-based systems including electronic medical records, IDEAL LIFE eliminates the need for new software or data reconfiguration. Health care providers have a window of communication opened across their entire care continuum that is secure, automated and available across any communication channel. IDEAL LIFE products are designed for individuals with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and obesity. For more information, visit www.ideallifeonline.com.

February 22, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.