Health 2.0

Health 2.0

Announcing Dr. Don Rucker as a Featured Speaker for the Fall Conference!

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Don RuckerWe are pleased to announce that Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be a featured speaker and a panelist at our upcoming Health 2.0 11th Annual Fall ConferenceOctober 1-4, 2017 in Santa Clara, California.

Fall Conference Demo Submission Deadline EXTENDED to 7/7/17

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Have an innovative product or solution you want to showcase to the entire health care community?
Show us what you got! Live demos are standalone, but they’re often interspersed into larger panel sessions with commentators reflecting on the demo and how they believe it fits into health care. The 3.5-minutetechnology demos are a major hallmark at the Health 2.0 conferences. We do mean LIVE – no PowerPoint or video allowed!
We review submissions on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you’re uncertain that your product will be completely ready at the time of the conference, let us know of your interest anyway – we like to know what’s going on in the community, and it’s not unusual for us to show products in early stages, too!
To learn more and apply, click here! 

Compete for 2017’s Startup Spotlight at Health 2.0’s Traction Competition!

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 Pitch and Get Funded!

With a new political climate, exponential growth in tech, and an increasing awareness on key issues, the health care industry is ever changing, and now’s the best time for your startup to breakthrough in the digital health community.

Demonstrate your company’s potential to prominent investors and enter your startup in Health 2.0’s Startups Pitch competition, Traction, and give your company the perfect opportunity to pitch to a room full of attendees looking to get involved with your startup. You’ll work with industry experts to perfect your pitch and to ensure it is stage-ready by the time of the conference. Investors will be so impressed they’ll be left with no choice but to invest in your company!

10 Reasons Why You MUST Attend HxR 2017!

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We know there are plenty of healthcare conferences to choose from if you’re looking to get inspired. However, we strongly believe our conference really sets us apart when it comes to applying design and technology to improve health. Here’s why…

10. Networking
There are plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with hundreds of high-level individuals who are changing the game in health. Take advantage of coffee breaks, lunches, and the reception at the end of day one!

9. Workshops
Register for the workshops at HXR to get hands-on information and be able to apply what you learned, right away.

Design for Health Award Submission EXTENDED! Submit by Friday, May 19th at 11:59PM EST.

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We know improving health through design doesn’t happen overnight, so we decided to extend the submission date for the HxRefactored Design For Health Awards to Friday, May 19th at 11:59PM EST. Now you have one extra week to show us your best service design, digital product, website, process improvement, health communication, data visualization, physical environment, or mind-blowing new thing. Whichever way you’re improving the experience of health, we want to see it.

GuideWell Wants Your Opinion: Deadline Tomorrow!

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It goes without saying that a cancer diagnosis is daunting, terrifying and can be completely life-altering. With approximately 40 percent of men and women being diagnosed at some pointduring their lifetimes. cancer changes a survivor’s life from one-minute daily activities to grand life decisions. GuideWell Innovation is committed to

bringing great minds together to facilitate and transform new ideas into solutions, helping to jumpstart the path to better health. With the launch of the GuideWell Cancer Challenge this past February, GuideWell is harnessing the strength of collaboration to help support cancer patients and survivors with concierge services to support the wide range of needs of living with cancer.

The challenge deadline is nearly here, but it’s not too late to make your mark. We want to hear from you! Simply register or log in to the challenge website to submit an idea for a service, share insights about living with cancer, or view ideas submitted by others. You can then VOTE or COMMENT on any submitted idea. And get this—you don’t even have to submit an idea to be eligible for a prize! Just by providing your thoughts and insight on a submission you can enter the competition for cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

BTG buys Oncoverse–Amanda Goltz explains all

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Amanda Goltz is a massive ball of energy in the world of digital health. For the past 2 years she’s been working for English pharma company BTG. But how does a pharma company get involved in health tech without wasting everyone’s time, and what exactly are they trying to do? Amanda certainly has both opinions and a plan. Today part of that plan became official with the purchase of Oncoverse, a cancer management program BTG has been working on with Wanda and Dignity Health. I spoke to her Monday morning my time to find out more (and yes, if you wait to the end, there is both a job “offer” and I have my own BBC Live home office moment!)

Finding Care Can Be Easy; Check Out The RWJF Choosing Care Challenge Finalists

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How would you get to an unfamiliar destination without Google Maps, Waze, a GPS or even an old school map? Now how about your health care
how do you determine which road to take when you need local, reliable and affordable services? It can be tough to find the right care, but the RWJF Choosing Care Challenge is changing the game. In Phase I of the challenge, over 60 teams submitted seamless solutions to help patients find the care and services that fit their needs. Each team’s solution simplifies the journey to address the crucial need for personalized and accessible health care.

The challenge judges were particularly impressed with the solutions of: Stroll Health, Project Helix, A Moment Team, Luma Health and Transcendent Endeavors. Named the Phase I Finalists, each of these teams will receive $5,000 to further their tech development for Phase II of the challenge. These solutions include:

Stroll Health (@StrollHealth) helps health providers send patients directly to a local imaging center that fits their needs. Stroll delivers a convenient easy-to-use platform providing automatic referrals, prior authorization and real-time scheduling.

Health 2.0 has something important to tell you

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Important news about my day job at Health 2.0 from my partner Indu Subaiya and me! You can also see the press release here and watch a video discussion with HIMSS CEO Steve LieberMatthew Holt

Indu and Matthew are excited to announce that after 10 years of convening the Health 2.0 community through our events and programs around the world, our conference company has found a new home and a partner who will help us exponentially expand our reach and impact. Effective immediately, we are joining forces with HIMSS and will be established as a new Health 2.0 business unit within the enterprise that includes HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Media, HIMSS Europe, HIMSS AsiaPacific and the Personal Connected Health Alliance.

Health 2.0 and HIMSS share a single mission, to improve health outcomes by leveraging the best that technology has to offer. While terms change through the years, that common end goal hasn’t and won’t moving forward.

Our integration with HIMSS is a transformative opportunity to bring the knowledge and expertise from Health 2.0’s global network of entrepreneurs, developers and end-users together with that of clinicians, IT professionals, health care executives, policy leaders and other stakeholders to make a sustainable difference.

We are at a critical inflection point in the evolution of the health technology industry. Exciting advances in data science and AI, precision medicine and genomics, sensors and hardware to name just a few, coupled with the increased rate of adoption of digital health technologies by health care providers, payers, life science companies and communities require a level of collaboration like never before.

And yet, start-ups face barriers to access and distribution while large organizations face challenges in vetting and selecting new technology partners. Working with HIMSS, we will be able to create even more vibrant formats for interaction and more efficient mechanisms for innovation to spread throughout the healthcare system.

Countries around the world want to share models and best practices, to import and export health technology innovation while growing their own markets and their market reach globally. Working with HIMSS, we will be able to combine and expand our global footprint to be better ambassadors as well.

Indu will join HIMSS as executive vice president for the newly established Health 2.0 business unit and continue to co-host Health 2.0’s Annual Fall and Wintertech conferences with Matthew, while he will be our globe-trotting ambassador and continue to host and develop our international business.

Since 1961, HIMSS has focused on its vision of improving health and healthcare with the best use of information technology. Now, more than 55 years later, it continues on this path to improve the quality and affordability of, and access to, healthcare.

Health 2.0 was born from a need for consumers to take charge of their health using new technology frameworks that disintermediated access to health information and services. Over the past 10 years the Health 2.0 community has spawned an ecosystem of companies that helped bridge the gap between the institutional world of care delivery. We were bound to meet in the middle.

As with all great partnership journeys, we know this is not an ending, but a beginning.  When it comes to technology, there will always be a new frontier. It’s going to take all of us to explore that frontier together and to translate new ideas into the industry standard. We need both the foundation and the means to continually experiment to make good on our mission to leverage the best technology has to offer in helping us live healthier lives.

Onwards and together,

Indu & Matthew

Indu Subaiya is Co-Chairman & CEO of Health 2.0, and Matthew Holt is Co-Chairman of Health 2.0

Are Europeans Ready to Become Health Consumers?

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“Health consumers” – the concept is a little foreign to our conception of health services in Europe. As Europeans we tend to think that if it touches our health it should be free. In this context, how can we count on health consumers to fuel the development of the Health 2.0 industry in Europe?

There are some cases where we are ready to get our wallets out. We’re more inclined, for instance, to pay for our wellness than we are to pay for our health. We’re OK to pay for an activity tracker; we think a diabetes management solution should be covered and reimbursed. There are also a few niches where we don’t hesitate to become health consumers: the market of fertility solutions is a good example.

With the wide range of Health 2.0 apps and solutions out there, we’re rediscovering the concept of choice along with a different kind of empowerment… as customers.

What are the other ways Europeans are turning into empowered health consumers?