Monthly Archives: August 2009

The (Affordable!) Health Coach in Your Pocket: Meet Vida

Vida, a new health coaching app that connects users to coaches and educators for $15/week, launched commercially this week with $5 million in funding from Khosla Ventures and several others, as well as an on stage demo at Code Mobile. Vida … Continue reading

Wellness 2.0: an evaluative experience

Health 2.0 market summary of current Health and Wellness web 2.0 applications for smart phone users, corporate wellness programming and personal health tracking.
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SXSW–Vote for me, or those other guys!

So in Austin every year they have this SXSW conference. Indu goes every year and raves about it. Last year Jay Drayer from CareFlash put me on a panel (but it didn’t get selected). This year he has a different … Continue reading

Data drives decisions? Crowd-sourcing as the future of research

I get back from lounging on the beach in Hawaii to find that two strands of the THCB and Health 2.0 worlds have connected. At the Health 2.0 Conference we’re going to be hearing from 23andme, PatientsLikeMe, Pfizer, MedHelp, Within3 … Continue reading

Health 2.0 in the Doctor’s Office

Health 2.0 is excited to announce it’s newest addition to the agenda, the special showcase called Health 2.0 in the Doctors Office. This stand-alone session features physician facing tools and technologies, and will be attended by practicing physicians. Interested in presenting … Continue reading

Interview-Al Waxman, CEO of Psilos Group on venture investing, health care and everything

Al Waxman is a healthcare entrepreneur who these days runs the Psilos Group, a venture firm that invests in health care services, health care IT and device and instrumentation companies. Among their better known investments are Active Health Management, Health … Continue reading

Here’s how Navigenics Health Compass works, part 1

Here’s part of the fun of working on health 2.0 projects–you get to try interesting stuff. Want to know how doing the spit for a Navigenics DNA test works? Here’s Health 2.0 star intern Lauren Verrilli (who we happen to … Continue reading

Practice Fusion gets investment from Salesforce.com

We’ve been keeping tabs on Practice Fusion since the early days and THCB regulars will have noticed several comments and an article from CMO Robert Rowley. CEO Ryan Howard’s been hinting for a while that they were going to be … Continue reading