During the Digital Health Summit at CES, Best Buy Health president Asheesh Saksena and GreatCall CEO David Inns talked about how technology like the smart home can be used to help seniors live independently.
Last year, Best Buy made headlines when it bought GreatCall, maker of health products like the “Jitterbug” phone for seniors, from private equity firm GTCR for $800 million. Since then, the retailer has continued to boost its healthcare chops. It recently tapped Asheesh Saksena as president of Best Buy Health. In the role, he spearheads the company’s health strategy and focuses on using technology to help seniors live independently.
During the Digital Health Summit at CES in Las Vegas, Saksena and GreatCall CEO David Inns spoke about the deal and how technology can be used to help older adults and their caregivers.