West Shell, CEO, Healthline
Running a search engine and content site, an advertising network, and an enterprise software company probably interferes with West’s career as a kayaker, skier and fly fisherman. In the last couple of years, Healthline has become a health destination search engine and content site, an advertising network, and an enterprise software company that works with the likes of Yahoo!, Ask.com, US News & World Report, and UnitedHealth Group. While he’s a Health 2.0 regular, West specifically attended Health 2.0 this year because he’s partnering with both Aetna and GE. While Healthline has been building even more complex online products, they’re now interested in adding to their product lineup and potentially spending some of the $50 million they’ve raised. Healthline also added Yahoo! to its list of customers like Aetna, Ask.com, US News & World Report, UnitedHealth Group and GE, and has been building even more complex online products. They don’t seem to have spent much of that money they raised last year so we hope that West will tell us about his bigger plans for the future.
Yuri Malina, Swipe Sense
Jaymie Youngquist, Rush University
Yuri and Jaymie discuss Swipe Sense, a belt-clip hand sanitation device. They seek to increase hand sanitation compliance and reduce hospital-acquired infections.
Nicole Mercer, Co-Founder & COO, Thryve
Caleb Oller, CEO, Thryve
Thryve CEO, Caleb Oller, launched the mobile food coach, Thryve, to help users build a happier and healthier life. For users with food sensitivities, or anyone hoping to become more in tune with their diet, Thryve makes it easy for users to track their food intake and how they feel, giving them insight into sensitivities.
Chris Haas, SVP of Experience Design, Mad*Pow
Chris brought thirteen years of experience in human factors research, user interface design and accessibility in the development of innovative user experience products and programs to Mad*Pow.
Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for HIT, ONC for HIT
Farzad is the fourth National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS. This was his third time at Health 2.0 including running a Town Hall and being on a panel with Patients last Fall in San Francisco. Most of his day job is taken up with following through on the Meaningful Use EMR and Health Information Exchange rollouts. ONC is also supporting innovation in projects such as Beacons, SHARP and challenges. Farzad talks about the Investing In Innovations challenges program and to show some of the winners from the program’s first year.
Wendy Mayer, VP, Worldwide Innovation, Pfizer
Wendy joined Pfizer in 1997 and has since worn many hats in their commercial organization including in primary care, clinical trials and specialty care market analytics. She is currently responsible for identifying transformative and disruptive platforms and getting them used throughout Pfizer. As she told us, that may mean doing more with less, or it may mean doing less with less!
Steve Krein, Co-Founder, StartUp Health
Steve was at the first Health 2.0 conference with Organized Wisdom and has been around ever since. Today, he’s the Co-founder of StartUp Health; an academy for health and wellness entrepreneurship, which just announced its first class with support from CHCF and AT&T. Back in the broom years, Steve has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization since his days as CEO of Promotions.com, and is bringing some of that mutual support to Health 2.0 entrepreneurs.
Luissette Figueroa, VP, Health Innovator Systems
At Spring Fling, Luissette discussed Innovator Systems newly launched HealthPasskey.com.
Robert Pakter, MD, CEO, Pilljogger
Interview with Robert Pakter, CEO of our sponsor PillJogger.