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The Secret Sauce of Successful Pilots

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By CHELSEA POLANIECKI                    PARTNER CONTENT

 

Ever wish you could tell the future? Well, you can’t- but a pilot study can certainly help. Pilots are instrumental in helping organizations learn how a technology application might work in practice, or, more specifically, in their practice. By conducting a pilot, you get a chance to test out your technology, predict what might occur when you expand your reach, and most importantly, learn how to tweak your business model to support a large system. Eric Conner, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer of Healthify learned that, “Piloting de-risks trying out new technology… and forces both the host and the innovator to be more innovative.” Conner also adds that after piloting, “… you’re ready to implement your technology in a large health system [since] you have the kinks all worked out” and your company is prepared with the tools they need for large-scale growth.

Interview to Michael Seres, Patient Advocate and Founder of 11Health

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At the age of 16 I was told by my gastroenterologist that the only way he would treat me is if we did this together as a team. I learnt very early on that I needed to take responsibility for my health. That led me to understand more about my blood levels, the important markers and what I needed to do next to assist my recovery. In the last 5 years, post my intestinal transplant, I really decided that I have a responsibility to give back to the surgeons who saved my life. The best way I could do that was to live my life. I started mentoring patients with IBD and intestinal failure and then started talking to the new transplant patients. From there I understood more the power of the patient and the role we can play in healthcare in the future. At Stanford Medicine X we have a philosophy of everyone included which is around the fact that everyone, including the patient, has a role to play and each role has to be based on mutual respect and empathy.

Solutions That Will Be Essential for the Future of Healthcare

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We are living in an age where thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies are trying to find faster, better and cheaper ways to get things done leveraging the latest digital technologies. We are so completely surrounded by efforts to innovate, disrupt and accelerate, that it may come as a surprise to find out that “innovation” has been around ever since our earliest ancestors shed their body hair and started walking upright.

Since those early days, our ancestors have sought solutions to their everyday problems and the “technology” they leveraged was whatever the environment around them gave them to use. These early humans started to make tools and weapons out of stone and thus came up with a clever solution to help them hunt, grind grains, start fires and build shelters. It may however come as a surprise to find out that, even in the stone age, our earliest ancestors applied their latest innovation to also find solutions to their health problems!

Watch the Recorded Repeal & Replace: Impact on Health Tech Webinar

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Repeal & Replace Webinar Image

In case you missed the Repeal & Replace webinar this morning, click here or the image above to watch Health 2.0’s Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt tackle questions with policy expert Josh Seidman from Avalere Health.

Jill Merrigan is the Marketing Manager at Health 2.0.

Register for Free Live Webinar Health 2.0 Is Hosting This Thursday

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Recently, the Republican Congress introduced the AHCA. What will it mean for the health tech industry and the impact on the industry’s growth?

Join Health 2.0’s Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt as they tackle these questions and more with policy expert Josh Seidman from Avalere Health during the Repeal and Replace: Impact on Health Tech Webinar this Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 10 AM PST.

Get the latest perspective on what the repeal/replace will mean for startups/entrepreneurs, whether companies will benefit from these changes, and if Medicaid is cut, what does it mean for hospital spending?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Jill Merrigan is the Marketing Manager at Health 2.0.

Personalized Cancer Services are Needed: GuideWell is Calling on You

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The moment you are diagnosed with cancer, you become a survivor. You now live with a daunting illness. Your everyday monotonous activities turn into new challenges, flooding your thoughts with countless questions and new struggles. In the 2006 National Survey of U.S. Households Affected by Cancer, 15% of respondents said they had the experience of leaving a doctor’s office without answers to important questions about their illness. And, even when patients do have the relevant information to cope with their illness, a lack of logistical and material resources, such as transportation, medical equipment, and supplies, can often prevent them from ever actually using the suggested support. GuideWell is launching the GuideWell Cancer Challenge to crowdsource ideas about concierge services to help the millions living with cancer understand and access the services they need.

GuideWell is calling on everyone, from developers creating solutions to patients who can share their own insights, to come together and solve this issue. We need you to join the movement and participate in the challenge. When you visit the GuideWell Cancer Challenge website you can submit your ideas, provide insights that can spark someone else’s creativity or comment on others’ ideas with your feedback and suggestions. You can even participate by simply voting for the ideas you like the best. This challenge is your chance to get involved in Greater than C>ncer: The Immersion Journey, an initiative powered by the American Cancer Society with the goal of gaining a better understanding of these problems and potential solutions. The GuideWell Steering Committee will evaluate all ideas and insights, and award prizes totaling $12,000. In addition to cash prizes, the best ideas will also be shared within the GuideWell ecosystem through an online and printed publication.

The deadline for submitting all ideas and insights is April 28, 2017. If you have an idea, go ahead and SUBMIT IT! Or, simply browse submissions and VOTE for your favorite. If you want to learn more about the challenge, or have questions about the process REGISTER for the Q&A WEBINAR to be held on March 30, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET.

Join Health 2.0’s Free Webinar To Hear the Potential Impact on Health Tech from Repeal & Replace

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Register for Live Webinar To Hear Experts Discuss The Future of Health Tech

In the last week, the Republican Congress introduced the AHCA. What does this mean for the health tech industry, and how will this impact the growth rate of health technology?

Join Health 2.0’s Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt as they tackle these questions and more with policy expert Josh Seidman from Avalere Health during the Repeal and Replace: Impact on Health Tech Webinar on March 23, 2017 at 10 AM PST.

Get the latest perspective on what the repeal/replace will mean for startups/entrepreneurs, whether companies will benefit from these changes, and if Medicaid is cut, what does it mean for hospital spending?

Space is limited so register today to secure your spot for the free webinar.

Deepa Mistry is the Operations & Marketing Manager of Health 2.0.

Ayasdi–Big Data changing hospital operations

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One of the more interesting companies playing in the analytics space is Ayasdi. We’ve featured them at Health 2.0 a couple of times, but at HIMSS I got a chance to talk a little more in depth with chief medical officer Francis Campion about exactly how they parse apart huge numbers of data points, usually from EMRs, and then operationalize changes for their clients. The end result is more effective care and lower variability across different facilities, for example changing when drugs are delivered before surgery in order to improve outcomes. And increasingly their clients are doing this over multiple clinical pathways. They’re really on the cutting edge of how data will change care delivery (a tenet of our definition of Health 2.0) so watch the interview to hear and see more!

David Delaney, SAP: Democratizing Data Science

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SAP is a giant of ERP but over a decade or so has been layering both new acquisitions in analytics (Business Objects, Success Factors) and developing the Hana “cloudfirst” data platform. They’re actually a quiet giant in health care, in part because of a partnership with Epic. But the next step is providing what they’re calling a “democratization of data analytics” allowing line managers & clinicians to really understand what’s happening at the coal face of care delivery. It’s a complex space, but one David Delaney, Chief Medical Officer at SAP, explains in this interview from HIMSS17

A few thoughts on the eHealth Hub SME Survey and EC2VC Investors Forum

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We very recently supported the new EU-funded project eHealth Hub in surveying over 300 European digital health SMEs. I expected some of the results but got a few surprises too I wanted to share.
82% of EU startups stated revenues under 100K€, including 39% of them still being pre-revenues:

So I guess they are right when they say digital health is still young in Europe. I hate hearing it because reviewing Health 2.0 Europe demo applications year after year, it is clear that the maturity of the solutions is definitely up. I can only conclude that the supply side is maturing faster that the demand side – whether we are talking of consumer or professional facing solutions.

I was also surprised to see that most SMEs are working on B2B or B2B2C solutions:

Surprised because we always benchmark our investment flow to the US’, but the lion’s share of the deals is still going to B2C solutions over there. We tend to blame it on investors, but maybe our investment flow would be a lot greater if only that ‘C’ was stronger and Europeans were ready to open their wallets and become health consumers?