On the heels of a successful Healthy Communities Data Summit we brought Public Health to the Health 2.0 Fall Conference. This session brought together policy leaders from across the nation to present case studies and discuss how they are leveraging data resources to build a stronger infrastructure of health in their local communities.
ZeroDivide hosted a panel discussion session on the challenges and market opportunities in developing, adopting, and sustaining eHealth solutions that address the needs of the Medicaid population, as well as the historically uninsured. As the nation prepares for the opening of state and federally-run health insurance exchanges, health care providers and tech innovators need to prepare to serve more people with greater diversity of health needs than ever before. This session included an expert panel of funders, entrepreneurs, purchasers, and providers who bring unique perspectives on the health technology needs of this population and valuable insights on opportunities for growth and development among various stakeholders in the health technology arena. Join us for a thought provoking, interactive discussion of the things we don’t mention enough – the groups that hard to reach, hard to serve, and hard to connect.
Sanjay Shah represented the session sponsor, California HealthCare Foundation. Co-Founders Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya co-moderated a session of rapid-fire demos from Health 2.0 buzz-worthy newbies on “Launch!”. Demos included SmartPatient, Medvoy, Genetrainer, Medlio, InvolveCare, Recovery Record, Vimty, Liviam, Mevoked, and OM Signal. At the end of the session the audience overwhelmingly voted Stephane Marceau from OM Signal as the winner with his wearable sensor woven directly into the fabric of a t-shirt! The prize is bragging rights and an invitation to demo on the mainstage at the 8th Annual Fall Conference in 2014.
Andy Krackov, Senior Program Officer for the California HealthCare Foundation, announced the work he has been doing with local policy makers. CHCF aims to a data display tool to use county data to make decisions at a local policy-making level. They hosted a design-a-thon to aid in this process, and HealthBeats was the winner.
Margaret Laws, Director, California HealthCare Foundation
Brad Fluegel, Executive-in-Residence, Health Evolution Partners
There is no better time to be in health care, and these are the individuals who are funding innovation in this booming industry. What does it take to establish a successful company in today’s health care landscape? We’ve noted a definite shift in the typical investment model; how is that affecting these investors and their decisions?
For more than a day the discussion has been about how health care can be cheaper, how Health 2.0 can advance research, and what to do about our national (and international crisis) with lifestyle induced disease. In the final session, some key players will discuss their vision for the future of health care, and the role Health 2.0 will play.
Mark Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the California HealthCare Foundation is not only one of the wittiest people in health care, but he has always driven the industry towards making health care better and cheaper. We were thrilled to have him tell the Health 2.0 community what he thinks we should be doing to make that happen.