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Announcing the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation SDoH & Home and Community Based Care Innovation Challenges Semi-Finalists!

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By CATALYST @ HEALTH 2.0

Health disparities domestically and globally can often be attributed to social determinants of health (SDoH). According to Healthy People 2020, SDoH are conditions and resources in the environments in which “people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” Examples of these include: resources to meet daily needs (e.g. access to and quality of housing and food markets), educational opportunities, employment opportunities, and transportation. Despite well-established literature on the importance of SDoH, these factors are often overlooked and excluded in health care frameworks. 

Concurrently, health services provided in traditional settings such as hospitals and clinics can be expensive and inaccessible. There are a large number of communities, from rural areas to major cities, that are in need of high-quality care. Innovative technologies can mitigate these challenges. Home and community-based care models coupled with digital tools provide the opportunity to serve patients where they feel most comfortable in a cost-effective manner. 

In an effort to spur creativity in the SDoH tech environment and improve the landscape of home based care, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Catalyst partnered to launch two Innovation Challenges on Social Determinants of Health and Home and Community Based Care

For the SDoH Challenge, innovators were asked to develop novel digital solutions that can help providers and/or patients connect to health services related to SDoH. Over 110 applications were submitted to the SDoH Challenge. For the Home and Community Based Care Challenge, applicants were asked to create technologies that support the advancement of at-home or community-based health care. Nearly 100 applications for Home and Community Based Care Challenge were received. 

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Announcing the GuideWell Matchmaking Summit

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By CATALYST @ HEALTH 2.0

GuideWell Innovation, in collaboration with Catalyst @ Health 2.0, is thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the GuideWell Matchmaking Summit – a new corporate/investor matchmaking event hosted at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Orlando, FL on August 29-30, 2019.

This exciting opportunity connects established healthcare organizations and investors with growing health technology companies. Through professionally curated meetings, the event is designed to encourage synergistic relationships while promoting the testing, commercialization, financing and adoption of innovative digital health tools. Meetings are arranged based on participating organizations’ needs and areas of expertise, allowing for the cultivation of diverse partnership opportunities between digital health innovators, healthcare corporations, and investors that support the growing digital health ecosystem.

The GuideWell Matchmaking Summit is a 2-day event that will be held at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Orlando, FL. The first day of the Summit will be a corporate matchmaking opportunity for invited scale up health technology companies to meet with healthcare organizations that are qualified customer prospects. participants will have a series of meetings that are arranged based on “matched” areas of focus. Innovators will have the opportunity to demo their technology, detail their value proposition, and discuss business avenues with potential partners. Concurrently, healthcare leaders can identify up-and-coming digital health products to utilize at their organizations.

The second day of the Summit will be an investor showcase/matchmaking event for invited health technology scale ups to connect with a national network of venture capitalists. Scale up health technology companies will be competitively selected to attend the Summit based on customer/investor fit with attending corporations and investors.

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What’s After Health 2.0? Trends Shaping Health Tech | Indu Subaiya, Health 2.0 & Catalyst Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

“Renaissance woman” and Catalyst Health President & Senior Advisor for HIMSS, Indu Subaiya, has spent the past 13 years tracking the growth and integration of digital health and health technology into healthcare systems worldwide. So, how have things evolved over time? What’s new and changing? Indu points out some of the differences she’s seeing in the European approach to healthcare’s ‘digital transformation’ (hint: they’re winning at clinician engagement) and explains what startups around the world should be focused on to remain relevant as Big Tech companies infiltrate the space.

Filmed at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

Helping Health Tech Developers Connect to Connected Devices | Friedrich Lämmel, Thryve

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Thryve has created a “connection point” for all different data sources that varies from other companies.Friedrich Lämmel explains the problem behind having just one data source and how the company makes it easier for companies make it more accessible for patients. Startups looking for a fast way to get access to hundreds of data points from top wearables, sensors, and tracking devices need look no further than Thryve. A single SDK point for accessing a bunch of health data, the company has taken the friction out of connecting to connected devices for developers in more ways than one. Friedrich Lämmel talks about all the ‘magic’ of Thryve and about winning the EC2VC competition at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe.

Filmed at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

Can an App Help You Lose Weight? | André Heikius, Edevent

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Can an app help you lose weight? Chairman & Medical Director for Edevent, Andre Heikius, thinks so. Billed as a ‘digital solution for obesity,’ Edevent is an app that offers professional weight loss advice 24-7 via a conversational algorithm that’s been designed to help people better understand the factors behind their weight gain. Are you eating too late at night? Are you an emotional eater? Find out how the app leverages evidence-based guidelines to help people make a difference on their waistlines.

Filmed at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

Can You Treat IBS with an App? | Jossy Onwude of Bold Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Bold Health hopes to help the millions that suffer with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) by providing a fully digital solution that is “as effective” as the drugs currently prescribed to treat the condition. Jossy Onwude, Chief Medical & Product Officer for Bold Health, explains how the company has created a digital therapeutic for delivering the NHS protocol for treating IBS and is currently working on clinical validation trials with some big-name partners.

Filmed at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

Redefining STI & HIV Testing in the Netherlands | Erwin Fisser, Soa Aids Nederland

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Soa Aids Nederland is a unique NGO in the Netherlands that is helping people get STI and HIV tests delivered directly to their homes. A government-funded NGO, the organization has created an extensive online questionnaire that is not only collecting data on sexual health, but also discreetly deploying testing kits to those who want a more private way to check for STIs. Erwin Fisser explains what’s next for the service — and the data that the extensive questionnaire is collecting.

Filmed at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

What’s the Difference Between ‘Digital Therapeutics’ & ‘Digital Drugs’? | Lina Behrens Flying Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

As a new crop of ‘digital therapeutics’ begins to redefine the Future of Pharma, health tech startups and their partners are starting to further refine how they explain (and clinically validate) the outcomes associated with their technologies. So, what’s the difference between a ‘digital drug’ and a ‘digital therapeutic’? Flying Health’s Director of Digital Drugs, Lina Behrens, explains…

Filmed at HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki, Finland in June 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

What Oncology’s Figured Out About the EHR | Dr. Ed Kim of Atrium Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Is there a silver bullet for making EHRs more useful to doctors? The Oncology team at Atrium Health thinks they’ve figured it out. From better integrating new info on FDA approved cancer treatments to just working with doctors and patients more intuitively, Dr. Ed Kim talks about how the underlying challenges health technologists need to address is figuring out what info is important to care delivery teams in the first place.

Filmed at Health Datapalooza in Washington DC, March 2019.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 85 | Health 2.0 HIMSS Europe Final Thoughts

On Episode 85 of Health in 2 Point 00, it’s our last night in Helsinki. In this episode, Jess asks me about GE selling off Ventures, Neurotrack raising $21 million to detect and track dementia, and Allscripts acquiring ZappRx, a prescribing tool. Also, find out my favorite things from Health 2.0 HIMSS Europe, including a cool pill tracker, Popit, and a great panel on femtech (even though there were not enough men in the room). —Matthew Holt

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