A personal experience with a family member motivated Raj Joseph to create MedVoy, which simultaneously helps minimize a patient’s health care expenses while also maximizing the savings without affecting high quality of care and service. He demonstrated MedVoy’s referral platform, which allows patients to easily search for physicians, schedule appointments, etc. It also allows the provider to track referrals in one centralized location. Raj brings over 15 years experience to their unique business model.
Bill Davenhall, Global Manager, Health & Human Services for ESRI, demonstrated how ESRI’s geographical information systems (GIS) and electronic health records will bring together clinically relevant data into a more useful, personal, medical, and social context. This application allows health providers to be better informed of their patient’s geographical contextual data affecting that person’s health. With over four decades of leadership experience in hospitals, social service and health care, Bill challenged the audience to reexamine existing health information workflows.
John de Souza, CEO of MedHelp is well known for coming on stage and sharing online health community tools, trackers, and data visualizations. This year he shared the latest – a partnership with Health Diagnostic Laboratory. They’ve created a simple blood analysis that can unlock critical information about an individual’s health profile including their risk for certain diseases or sensitivity to certain medications.
Harsh Vathsangam is founder of Moving Analytics. His company provides a software-based sensing platform for managing mobility-related wellness. The platform augments the ability of wellness managers to understand their clients’ daily movements for diagnosis, management and monitoring of chronic illnesses and out-patient care. Harsh just finished his PhD at the University of Southern California.
Philippe Schwartz, President of Withings, has extensive global general management expertise in the consumer Internet, telecommunications and enterprise software areas. Operations have run in the US, Europe, Israel and Asia. This year Philippe demoed Withing’s newest device, Pulse. Pulse is an integrative tracker device which makes multiple data sources available to the consumer, both static and comparatively over time.
Adam McCann, Specialist Master at Deloitte, presented his Optimal Hospital, which allows people to make data-driven decisions when choosing a hospital, using information through Medicare and Medicaid. It brings multiple data sights into a user friendly dashboard, allowing the user to weight specific factors into their decision.
Dr. Edward Kim, assistant professor at The College of New Jersey, presented the new game, wHealth. The game takes the player’s demographic data and goes through life stages, during which the user is presented with different life scenarios. Depending on the choices made in the game the player is given information regarding those decisions, as well as provides the industry with information on which factors are important in making those decisions.
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.
Tim Kelsey is a Cambridge-educated British journalist who co-founded Dr. Foster Intelligence, an organization which publishes comparative hospital and population health quality data, and offers analytic services to UK hospitals. Following the success of Dr. Foster Intelligence, he was offered a post at the UK Department of Health as Britain’s first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data. He demonstrated the new pilot, Care Connect, to increase health care customer service by organizing and responding efficiently to complaints. This pilot is the start of unleashing the power of the people.