In final panel at Health 2.0 Goes to Washington the reactor panel, Will Yu (ONC), Esther Dyson (EDventure) and Chris Schroeder(Healthcentral) discussed health issues, and innovation in the healthcare system with Matthew Holt.
HEALTH 2.o GOES TO WASHINGTON: This panel discussed the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and ways to improve its adoption and the relationship between physicians and patients. The moderator was Joshua Seidman, Office of Provider Adoption Support at ONC 9formerly from Ix Center) and true to his past Josh was focusing on the needs of the patient. The patient representative was the now famous Regina Holiday, with Jon White from AHRQ and Ted Eytan, from the Permanente Federation also on the panel. Watch for the cool AHRQ commercial about patients asking questions.
SUBTEXT At the Health 2.0 Goes to Washington Conference, June 07, 2010, Jon White, Health IT Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), gave a brief interview. He spoke about patient healthcare and how Health IT improves the quality of healthcare.
SUBTEXT: At the start of the Health 2.0 Goes to Washington Conference, June 07, 2010, Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya welcomed all of the conference attendees with an introduction to Health 2.0. In the middle of that introduction Wil Yu, Director of Innovation at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), gave his opening remarks and spoke about health innovators and initiatives.
This is the complete panel debate on the Role of “Data Liberacion” from the Health 2.0 Goes to Washington on June 10, 2010. The panel featured Todd Park from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Kenneth Buetow from the National Cancer Institute & the Founder of caBIG, Patrick Soon-Shiong of Abraxis Health and Josh Sommer from the Chordoma Foundation. It’s about 40 minutes and was rated one of the best panels ever at Health 2.0–we’re sure you’ll really enjoy it.
SUBTEXT At the Health 2.0 Goes to Washington conference on June 10, 2010 Josh Sommer, Executive Director of the Chordoma Foundation gave this brief interview were he talks about the future he wishes to see in healthcare research. Josh has a deeply personal reason for this improvement as life expectancy for Chordoma patients is less than 10 years.
SUBTEXT: In this technology showcase from the Health 2.0 Goes to Washington conference on June 7, 2010, the participants in the Data Drives Decisions panel showcased and discussed how data collected from and by users can be used to develop powerful insights into healthcare.
Moderated by Health 2.0 co-founder Indu Subaiya, the panel featured Jamie Heywood, PatientsLikeMe, David Hale, National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, Hugo Stephenson, iGuard, Mark Walinske, Boundary Medical and Daniel Palestrant, Sermo.
In this interview captured at the Health 2.0 Goes to Washington on June 10, 2010 David Hale, project manager at the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health talks about his vision for the future of Health IT and their upcoming Hackathon focused on challenges related to drugs and lactation in nursing mothers.
Over the weekend I caught up with Dan Palestrant, the CEO of Sermo–still the largest US based physician online community. Sermo opted not to raise new VC recently (unlike say Phreesia and ZocDoc) and actually reduced headcount in early 2009. Meanwhile during 2009 Daniel got his 15 minutes of fame debating the likes of Howard Dean on cable news and the site became a haven for lots of (grumpy) political talk, But while that may have captured the headlines, Sermo has done a major technology upgrade and redesigned both its user and its client interface. That re-design went live last week and Daniel spoke to me about what they did, what the discussion on the site is about (think clinical and business, less politics than last year), which clients they’re working with (think big Pharma) and how they’re doing financially and business-wise (better than you might have heard).
Subtext: In the DC panel debate on the Role of “Data Liberacion” Executive Chairman of Abraxis Health, Patrick Soon-Shiong, commented on how coordination and exchange of health data can improve healthcare and have a direct impact on individuals. He also talked about how his “realizing of the American Dream” enabled him to contributes to this through the non-profit organization the Health Transformation Institute.