After a temporarily disabling accident, and months of frustrating rehabilitation, Lisa Maki founded PokitDok, a platform designed to empower members, employees, and other patients to easily and consciously shop for high-value care. Lisa came to Health 2.0 to demo how PokitDok allows customers to cut to the chase finding affordable rates on physicians, their treatments, and services. You can even name your own price!
Scott Osler offered the Health 2.0 audience a glimpse into the future of health insurance ecommerce. The Affordable Care Act has disrupted the individual health insurance marketplace by turning health plans into commodities and Getinsured will help consumers make sense of it all. With filter features such as co-pay, deductibles, and services, plan preferences are based on a 100-point scale for a highly personalized consumer fit. They are even partnering with the Federal Government to enroll consumers in subsidized insurance from Getinsured.com.
Dentistry is complicated but often cash-based. Jake Winebaum’s new site Brighter.com allows patients to compare dentists by price and reputation, and it’s also pre-negotiated prices with over 25,000 dentists nationwide. This was Jake’s first time at Health 2.0 but he’s no stranger to the Internet, previously running Business.com and an incubator with early net whizz kid and Earthlink founder Sky Dayton.
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.
With close to two decades of experience in product management, Tom Tsao, SVP of Product Management at eHealth, has extensive knowledge of how a marketplace should function. Joining the Marketplaces panel at Health 2.0, Tom bridged his knowledge of tech and big business to help the audience understand where we can expect to see the successes of and issue in the opening federal health care marketplace. He demonstrated eHealth’s platform, which allows consumers to become informed on and filter through health plans.
Based on the philosophy that “if it’s not in the data, it doesn’t exist”, Gideon Mantel is back on the Health 2.0 stage to show us TreatoPharma, the latest product from Treato which mines free text data from across the web into one beautiful interface. Brightly-colored data bubbles display real-time pharma trends pulled from what users are saying via social media about their drug reactions, concerns, and experiences.
Stephane Marceau has been building technology and communication businesses for more than 15 years and his years of experience as an entrepreneur have produced valuable insights into business success. He joined Launch! to give a first look at Om Signal, a wearable sensor woven into clothing. The sensor tracks activity, breathing, and cardio for oneself and others to improve healthy living.
Arun Ravi, previously a Senior Consultant/Practice Leader with Frost & Sullivan’s Healthcare Consulting Group, is Founder and CEO of Mevoked. Mevoked, a play on Me + evoked, is the culmination of extensive research in the spheres of mental health, social behavior, and technology. Mevoked is an analytics platform that correlates online/mobile behavior to mental health wellness. This correlation helps patients and parents monitor and address mental health tendencies. Its ultimate goal is to change the way mental health is diagnosed, treated and managed.
Jenna Tregarthen channeled her passion for designing technologies that increase access to and quality of mental health treatment, into her application, Recovery Record. The app supports eating disorder treatment from both the patient and practitioner perspective by providing positive reinforcement, consumption tracking, and enhanced interaction between the two parties.