Health 2.0

Health 2.0

BREAKING NEWS: CTO of HHS, Headspace, Google join Health 2.0 – rate goes up tomorrow!

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What do most healthcare shows have in common? The same old, same old. You spend the equivalent of a mortgage payment for the same thought leaders who tell you about the problems in healthcare and the same vendors with products that don’t quite get at the core.

We do things differently at the 11th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference. We’ve deliberately curated a wide-ranging, hands-on, attendee-driven experience that focuses on achieving the possible. Check it out:

1. Test-Drive the Tech: Obviously! The agenda and exhibit hall is packed with 150+ tech demos in dozens of product categories. No power points and empty promises. These are products in action and entrepreneurs with real life tales from the trenches.

Check out the latest from such companies as Headspace, Google Play, Welltok, and Microsoft. Want to see what’s really brand new? Check out Launch!

2. Turn point solutions into system change: We go beyond one-off apps to show you how to integrate innovation sustainably. With presentations on FHIR and blockchain; Interoperability; and with live input from providers like Sutter Health, UCSF, Mount Sinai Health System, and more….you will see how to implement change in real life.
3. Get currency and customers. Discover “Series A” finalists at Traction, and meet investors from New Enterprise Associates, Merck Ventures, Humana Health Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Summation Health Ventures, and more at the Investor Breakfast. Get customers atMarketConnect Live with buyers from Cigna, Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Stanford Health Care, Providence, and more.
4. Get under the hood. Health 2.0’s Dev Day will be showcasing the latest developer platform updates, and chatting about exciting plans on the horizon for companies working on FHIR, blockchain, machine learning, and predictive analytics. Innovators on hand will include Aashima Gupta, Global Head of Healthcare Solutions at Google Cloud; Adam Culbertson, Innovator-In- Residence at HIMSS; Andrew Shults, Senior Director of Engineering at Oscar, and data guru Fred Trotter.
5. Understand policy to see the opportunity. Policy impacts innovation. Discover how legislation and regulation will impact solutions development and implementation from Bruce Greenstein, CTO of HHS; Don Rucker, National Coordinator at ONC; former ONC Director David Brailer, and former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra.

Register today before rates increase by $200 after tomorrow! 

Developers, Data Scientists, Coders – Don’t Miss Out on Dev Day @ Health 2.0!

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Bright ideas are nothing without those who enable action.  For every bright idea in the digital health space, developers are needed to turn that idea into a reality.  We’ll be kicking of this year’s Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference  on October 1st (1-5pm) with Dev Day, a day dedicated to the developers, data scientists, and coders in the health tech space.

Expect your day to be filled with strong technical sessions in relation to interoperability and user testing, as well as opportunities to meet and learn from others in the industry.  We’ll be showcasing the latest developer product and platform updates and chatting about exciting plans on the horizon for innovators working on blockchain, artificial intelligence, and FHIR.

Tackle The Next Wave Of Healthcare Consumerism

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Value-based healthcare initiatives are great, but on their own won’t be enough to bend the healthcare cost curve.

The focus must move—and move quickly—from treating people who are sick to helping them get and stay healthy. The only way that’s going to happen is by getting patients and populations motivated to do the right things early instead of desperate things late.

The New Consumer World of Tools and Health Models
Health plans, in particular, have shifted responsibility onto consumers.

Kyle Rolfing, President and Co-Founder of Bright Health, and Jackie Auba, Vice President of Cigna’s Customer Adoption and Personalization Strategy, will share this shift during the The New Consumer World of Tools and Health Models panel at the 11th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference.

At this session you’ll also check out a demo from health optimization platform Welltok. Through population health management we are learning more about how to create wellness strategies and to stratify patient populations based on their conditions and adjust for nuances in age, race, diagnostic groups, and the like.

The Best Part Of The Health 2.0 Fall Conference Agenda

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There’s still time to secure your ticket before prices increase to this year’s Health 2.0 11th Annual Fall Conference. Whether you’re a Health Provider, Entrepreneur or Investor; the Fall Conference is the place to see the latest health technology, to hear from some of the influential innovators impacting the landscape, and to network with hundreds of health care decision makers. Click here for the full agenda.

Health Providers Agenda Highlights 
Entrepreneurs Agenda Highlights 
  • MarketConnect: A live matchmaking event designed to accelerate the health tech buying and selling process by curating meetings between pre-qualified healthcare executives and innovators.
  • Exhibit Hall: Gain access to 90+ exhibitors, including Startup Alley, is the premier gathering of innovative companies and individuals. The exhibit floor is also home to MarketConnect Live.
  • Developer Day: Expect your day to be filled with strong technical sessions in relation to interoperability and user testing as well as opportunities to network from others in the industry.
  • 2 CEOs and a President Session: Three top health tech executives sit down for separate intimate interviews with a journalist. They will be dishing on both their personal and company journeys.
Investors Agenda Highlights 
  • Investor Breakfast: Bringing together leaders in the Health 2.0 investment community and our innovative startup network for an exclusive breakfast meeting.
  • Investing in Health 2.0 Technologies: Panel experts will address what’s in store for the rest of the year and predict the next big bets in Silicon Valley and beyond.
  • Launch!: Ten brand new companies unveil their products for the very first time and the audience votes on the winner!
  • Traction!: Annual startup pitch competition that recruits companies ready for Series A in the $2-12M range. Teams will compete in two tracks, consumer-facing, and professional facing technologies.

Click here to register for the Annual Fall Conference! Prices increase after September 4th!

Sifting Through the Masses to Find Relevant Tech

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Much of the time, finding the right partner to test your technology can be difficult and time consuming. From an enterprise healthcare organization’s perspective, identifying innovative technology that fits the strategic needs of the organization can be difficult due to the overwhelming number of startups entering the market. From a startup’s perspective, there are a few major roadblocks including:

  • Finding organizations ready to pilot new health technology
  • Completing a first pilot/proof of concept (or second, or third…) to gather the much needed data to grow commercial partnerships
  • Identifying the right individual in an enterprise organization who will champion new technology
  • Gaining an insider’s perspective about the potential clients’ strategic needs

Enter MarketConnect Enterprise: expediting the matching and vetting process for both the startup and enterprise healthcare organization.

The Next Visionary Entrepreneurs In Health Tech

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For each of the nearly 11,000 health technology companies in the Health 2.0 Source Database, there have been countless more that have failed. Sometimes it’s small companies with good ideas that never quite get off the ground — remember Zeo? — and sometimes it’s big, well-funded experiments that suddenly fall flat, like the recent closing of Qliance. There is no magic formula for success in this industry, and the so-called “graveyard” of health technology companies continues to grow. Yet, somehow, there exists this legion of entrepreneurs that never fails to produce the next passionate CEO willing to reach for those deceptively low-hanging health care fruit.

This year, at Health 2.0’s 11th Annual Fall Conference, the crowd favorite 2 CEOs and a President Panel returns to our main stage. We’ll hear from three visionary entrepreneurs who are tackling three diverse segments of health care: consumer health and wellness, data transparency, and patient education. Saeju Jeong, the CEO of Noom, will share how Noom’s intelligent health coaching apps that focus on fitness and nutrition are staying relevant in a crowded market that includes the likes of tracking giant MyFitnessPal, or the health coaching app Vida. David Vivero, the CEO of Amino, will also appear to discuss how Amino is tackling the long-standing transparency problem in health care by using data to help consumers find better doctors, book appointments, and estimate their costs. Finally, this year’s addition of a president comes in the form of Shradha Agarwal of Outcome Health. The Chicago-based startup has reportedly raised more than $500 million at a valuation of $5 billion, which means we’ll have no shortage of questions for Agarwal about scale, growth, and how Outcome’s patient education technology is actually helping to improve health outcomes.

Register now for the 11th Annual Fall Conference to join us, and to hear these leaders’ stories.

Specialty and Chronic Care: Re-Imagined

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It’s not news that technology-enabled innovations are major drivers in the transformation of care delivery. Cutting-edge solutions are re-organizing provider workflows and delivering real-time data analytics to improve outcomes, lower costs and empower both acute and chronic care patients to be their own best advocates. What’s new is the emergence of tech-enabled services that are taking aim at specific parts of chronic disease and specialty care.

At this year’s Health 2.0 11th Annual Fall Conference, we will provide a lively and in-depth exploration of these new market entrants in the realms of diabetes and oncology. The Evolution of Care Delivery Panel will include Livongo, Canary Health, Omada Health, Virta Health, MySugr, Integra Connect and Flatiron Health, all very well funded and all doing things very differently than the status quo.
How far will these new technologies change the organization of care delivery, and what are the impacts for patients, clinicians, providers, payers, pharma and vendors? Register here for the Annual Fall Conference  to find out!
P.S. Get a sneak peek of the key topics and discussion points of the panel session during the upcoming The New World of Specialty Care Webinar on Wednesday, August 15Register here for the free webinar.

Digital Health Marketplace: Facilitating Rapid Technology Adoption and Spurring Growth in New York City.

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$200,000 in Awards to Health Tech Companies and Pilot Partners for the 4th Class of Digital Health Marketplace

Six winners were awarded of a total of $200,000 in grant funding through Digital Health Marketplace.

Digital Health Marketplace, a New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) program, powered by Health 2.0, connects health technology buyers with market-ready sellers through biannual matchmaking and by providing grants to offset the cost of piloting their technologies in healthcare institutions. The program has provided over $2,500,000 in grant funding over the course of 3 classes. This year, the fourth class of Digital Health Marketplace winning pilots are anticipated to impact over 6,000 patients in New York City throughout the next year. The technologies span from care coordination platforms to patient engagement systems to devices.

SMACK.health — the new way to think about health tech

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I’ve also been having a bit of fun with creating a new site called SMACK.health, which uses the new .health domain extension. Well you knew you needed both a new definition to replace the fuzzy term “digital health” and .com is so 1999! But what am I talking about when I use the term SMACK.health, and why? I was asked to write a piece about technology in health for USA Today spin-off, and I’ve repurposed it here to celebrate the official .health launch.

There’s a big change coming to our health care experience — driven by technology. Health care is moving from a point-in-time event to one of continuous care. Think of your last doctor’s visit. You probably had a few minutes with a rushed clinician and were sent on your way. The next steps, such as correctly interpreting the instructions, getting prescriptions filled and figuring out next steps was left largely on you. Yet, most conditions, like diabetes, heart disease and asthma, require continual monitoring and management to avoid painful and costly complications. In fact, what happens outside the doctor’s office is more important than that meeting in it.

A new way

Relying on the old point-in-time interventions doesn’t work. To this point, most hospitals and doctors have only had information tools that record what they did in the visit or during the procedure. Instead, SMACK.health technologies will enable clinical teams to perform continuous care. SMAC stands for Social & Sensors, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. These are the underlying technologies behind what we now use every day — Skype, texting, WhatsApp, iTunes, Facebook, Google, Amazon, et al. To reach patients wherever they are, thousands of relatively new companies are building similar technologies and services that will help a combination of today’s clinicians and tomorrow’s automated artificial intelligence systems manage patients — and help patients manage themselves. And hopefully they’ll be doing it with a big dose of empathy — hence our adding the “K for Kindness” to the SMACK.health lexicon.

Information influx

The other big change is going to come in what we use those technologies to do. For sure, patients are already way, way better informed than they were 15 or 20 years ago. They can access great content online, including information shared by other patients on sites like PatientsLikeMe, MedHelp and Smart Patients. Patients and their caregivers will use those tools to be better informed about their care and inform each other and their clinicians. But that’s not all. We are already seeing services like American Well, Teladoc and DoctorOnDemand (sometimes provided by current health insurers and hospitals) enabling video visits. A whole range of cameras, sensors and medical tools will make those services, and a host of others, better able to connect patients with clinical solutions.

What’s next

We are also going to use new technology to diagnose and treat. Computer algorithms from companies like PhysIQ are already remotely reading abnormal heart rates via disposable patches. Soon, a range of devices will be in the bathroom reading your spit, poop, blood, breath and vital signs. Companies like Philips and Nokia and startups Kinsa, uBiome and CloudDX are bringing them to market. They’ll first be used by the sickest patients, but soon they’ll be mainstream consumer goods. Finally, mental health, physical therapy and more are already being delivered by avatar-based artificial intelligence like Ginger.io and Reflexion Health.

The health care system faces huge changes adapting to the realities of these new technologies. But when it does, it will improve the experience for patients and clinicians. And it will bring patients and society better health outcomes.

Matthew Holt is the publisher of THCB and Chair, Health 2.0 Conferences

Join Our Free Webinar About Advancements and Challenges in Patient Matching

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Join Health 2.0’s Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya in discussion with Adam Culbertson, Innovator-In Residence, HIMSS; Abel Kho, Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University; and Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations, HIMSS. We’ll be talking about the challenges, such as technical and political hurdles to matching patients. Additionally, hear about current projects underway to advance this challenging problem.