How Did Sharecare Begin?

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Before I even began my TV Show, I recognized that I had to have a powerful web partner, a place where people could go to get their questions answered, because I recognized that although they might like me as a person, they may even watch my show, they're not going to trust what I said, because they're getting fearful they didn't hear it right, or maybe I misspoke, and you don't want to die of a misprint.

So I knew why I had to have a reservoir of wealth of health information that people can get access to. So I partnered with Jeff Arnold, and Oprah Winfrey, and Discovery to create Sharecare, because I knew that if we did this right, and our partners at Sony and everybody else at the show would pull those words together, and we can make a conversation happen on mind to the people who are watching the show.

And it has been very gratifying to see people watch the program start to understand there's a problem somewhere, because what we do more than anything on the TV show, is make it up on a shutter box stuff, we get it out there on radar screen. But the real deep soulul conversations, social information that drives change happens in Sharecare.

And that experience for me has been a wonderful example of how you can combine multiple different ways of teaching in order to really make change happen in people's lives.