Everyone is talking about consumers. Consumer specialists have lead their efforts and many millions have invested in health care tech in consumer facing services. Most consumers have yet to use any of the new technologies, since health care is still a very long way from being a consumer market. This panel accesses the state of play and quantify how close we are to success.
Tina Joros of Allscripts announced the winner of the 2014 SF Code-a-thon, which brought together over 100 developers together in San Francisco to design a new solutions for Allscripts, BetterDoctor, and Pokitdok.
Tom Curatolo, Senior Director of Commercial Strategy at Shire Pharmaceuticals, presented the ADHD Developer Challenge winners: Jeff Lee, CEO of Omniscience Mobile, and Rahlyn Gossen, Founder of RebarInteractive. The app they created, Traxion, has a virtual ADHD coach which helps schedule tasks and events, and reminds the user to complete those tasks as well as encourages and reinforces them along the way. The app also includes a focus mode which can block incoming mobile distractions, and set a specific amount of time one wants to focus.
Akhila Satish has spent her entire career in health care. Following her research at the National Institutes of Health, she studied decision-making processes among health care providers. She holds a deep belief that health care communication can and should be streamlined in a meaningful way; based on this belief she founded CyberDoctor in 2009. At CyberDoctor, her passion for a seamless patient experience is only matched by her deep understanding of the need for provider efficiency and effectiveness. She demonstrated their new adherence app, PatientPartner, for Health 2.0. Users choose a character they identify with and follow that character through certain decisions, seeing how those decisions can affect their life.
David Maxwell-Jolly, Chief Deputy of Covered California, demonstrated his app, which allows for people without WiFi access to shop for insurance according to their socio-demographic statistics in this changing time of health care.
Josh Stein, Co-Founder and CEO of AdhereTech, demonstrated his patented smart pill bottle, the AdhereTech Bottle, to improve adherence. The bottle is time stamped and also tells providers how many pills were taken. If adherence is off, AdhereTech intervenes by color notifications on the pill bottle itself, and also by text message or email notifications if it is past the optimal dosage time.
Sean Maloney, product manager at Microsoft, gives a quick teaser of the Microsoft HealthVault & Windows 8 API Workshop.
Jeff is here to show how Eyemaginations’ suite of 3D-animated visuals lets clinicians help patients really see what’s happening using narratives, trivia slides, and social sharing.
Patient communities are emerging as key influencers and disrupting the healthcare landscape. They are impacting strategies, policies, and setting the stage for new patient-centric innovations. Patients are now sought after thought leaders influencing the way healthcare systems think about and interact with patients and prodding them to improve the patient experience. Join us as ePatient judges rate new technology exclusively from the patient perspective and innovators build the perspective of patients into the innovations designed to serve them.The ultimate goal is to incorporate the voice of patient into the design, development or enhancement of technology being developed by the healthcare community and move away from the notion: “If you build it they will come”. As each innovator pitches their concept or technology, our patient panelists will ask targeted questions based on their experiences to understand how the innovation uniquely responds to patient needs and how it will reach patients. Patient panelists will score the technology based on the following categories:
- How well does it define and solve a problem?
- Patient User Experience
- Data Handling
- Engagement/retention – Is the patient going to be motivated to use this product/service? How sustainable is this solution?
- Connectivity to other systems and/or healthcare team