Health 2.0 is pleased to announce our (almost) final line-up for the Fourth annual Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, October 7-8. Since we started the series in 2007, Health 2.0 has become the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to providers online. This year’s conference is the climax of Health Innovation Week, a week highlighting innovation in health care information technology. We’ve been reviewing the cream of the crop of demos and new arrivals and just a few agenda highlights include:
- Keynotes from the Godfather of Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly and America’s leading health futurist, Jeff Goldsmith.
- The introduction of Sharecare. Jeff Arnold, original founder of WebMD, has partnered with Dr. Oz, Discovery, Harpo, Sony and a host of content contributors to create the most anticipated online health offering in years.
- The wraps coming off Castlight Health. CEO Gio Collella has raised $80 million in venture capital and has ambitious aims to change the way we buy healthcare.
- The presentation for the winners of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge from Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and the CTO of HHS Todd Park.
There will also be special panels on the development of online communities, Health 2.0 for employers and hospitals, and the emerging “Data Utility Layer”—featuring Microsoft, Google Health, WebMD, Kaiser Permanente. We’ll have a live ongoing code-a-thon in a packed & buzzing exhibit hall and much, much more.