Report: The Past and Future of Health 2.0


Health 2.0 Advisors is the research and consulting arm of the Health 2.0 family and it will be offering a series of reports, a database of all Health 2.0 organizations, and others consulting services including one day workshops/bootcamps and research services. More will be revealed about that in the coming months, but first we’re thrilled to announce that the first publication from Health 2.0 Advisors is now available.

The report is called The Past and Future of Health 2.0, and it's written by Matthew Holt with contributions from Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Brian Klepper, Michael Millenson, Indu Subaiya, and Marco Smit. This publication is the primer on Health 2.0. It provides an overview of the history of Health 2.0, a detailed explanation of the state of the art of Search, Communities and Tools, and lays out a theoretical framework for what's ahead. We also lay out in detail implications for organizations that will be impacted by Health 2.0 voluntarily or involuntarily. The contents include:

  • Contextual History
  • Recent Past
  • Present (Search, Communities & Tools)
  • Emerging Trends, including “unPlatforms”
  • The Four Phases of Health 2.0
  • Implications for health care organizations

So if you want to know how patients in communities are using tools to track their health, which players are important in creating a “data utility layer”, how health search is dividing into four different segments, how application development and services will break into different businesses in the future—as well as much, much more—you need to get this report.

The full 42 page report can be purchased either as an individual license for an introductory price of just $295 or, for just $100 more, it can be shared with anyone in your organization — no matter how large it is. To receive the full report, please complete the form on this page. You can even download the executive summary for free.

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  1. Health Care and the Law of Supply and Demand
    Health care costs are soaring! It is an economic law that prices rise when there is not enough supply and too much demand. Demand that is being fueled by health care insurance and Medicare, while on the other hand the supply of Doctors is being hindered by the high costs of education. A long-term solution is needed, one that would not just help the United States, but the world.
    Increasing demand by offering health care insurance is not the answer! It just will bankrupt our government. Medicare is an unchecked burden that is not working. We must increase the supply of Doctors by offering scholarships to anyone with good grades with the desire to become doctors, how can a doctor start his practice saddled with $50,000 of college debt. He naturally has a desire to pay off loans by overcharging. If we increase the supply of Doctors, competition will naturally drive prices lower. We also have to increase the supply of hospitals and force these doctors with scholarships to intern in these clinics. This will dramatically cut health care costs, and will lower insurance premiums and would help keep Medicare costs down. Think about the benefits long term, more Doctors doing research, more doctors educating more doctors and more doctors to help in disasters around the world.
    Building hospitals will create jobs and would be a great investment in America’s infrastructure and help lower healthcare costs.
    Medicare is a perfect example of how government healthcare would work. It is inefficient and unchecked, and a burden on our country. I know patients that have been charged 125$ for 1 Tylenol and Medicare paid and when brought to Medicare’s attentions they were unwilling to research the overcharge for a minute amount.
    The problem with health insurance is that the doctors have two prices, one charged to insurance companies and one to patients without insurance. A visiting relative without health insurance and my daughter both went to the same doctor for strep throat. The doctor charged $20copay and the insurance paid $65 but he insisted on charging the patient without insurance $125. Why not just $85? He discounts his prices to the insurance company but to a poor patient who can’t afford insurance he charges 50% more. Is this fair? How can he charge one patient one price and another a different price? This should be outlawed!
    Creating Doctors would not be a burden on our country but a boon for our country and our economy, cutting health care costs long-term. It would be an investment in our country’s future as opposed to a long-term nightmare.

  2. The Executive Summary is good and worth a read. If you know anything about the subject, you can fill in the background.
    The purpose of the full report ($$$) is so that clueless corporate managers can have something to back up their latest brainstorm (however, they won’t read the full report, just the executive summary).

  3. Gary, Actually the report costs nothing to print as it’s delivered via PDF so it’s a infinity% markup–assuming the people working on the report are unpaid slaves! But then again the comprehensive Executive Summary is available for free.

  4. There we go again. A 300% Markup on a report that costs $50.00 at best to Print.The Business of Health Care is so lucrative that the $295.00 could be made in the first Hour of business. Inflated prices and lofty ideals have made Health care for some unattainable.