Compared to other major industries the health care industry has been slow to adopt technologies to make the delivery of care more efficient. Although the recent infusion of billions of dollars into health information technology by the federal government has encouraged providers and hospitals to adopt efficiency-enhancing technologies like electronic medical records, many critical health services are still delivered using inefficient systems and processes. We’ll hear from a range of companies creating and marketing technologies that will make the delivery of care quicker, faster and cheaper.
Fresh from presenting at the first Health 2.0 India, Ram is here to show InfoDocRx. It provides an interaction like a live doctor/office visit complete with an iPHR, audio/video interaction, desktop sharing of documents, and more.
Former McKinsey consultant, Rosina thought that there had to be a better way to ask doctors questions than long complex surveys. Founded in 2010, the answer is Truth on Call which lets allow business, media, government and non-profits ask doctors a quick question by text and get a very quick verified reply.
From Orange Labs, Adam built a prototype virtual patient triage and training device using voice recognition, avatars and the Kinect which he showed at Health 2.0 last year. Now the company spun out from Orange Labs, Sense.ly, is a virtual online nurse equipped with a set of remote diagnostic tools.
Ringadoc offers instant audio and video consultations with doctors over any basic phone, smartphone, or computer. Jordan today will be demoing Ringadoc’s physician-calling system with his colleague Buckley. Those of you with long memories may remember this launching at Health 2.0 in 2010 when it was called Telethrive.
Although progress is being made in addressing deficiencies in how care is delivered, the U.S. health care system is still a “broken” system from the perspective of many patients and providers. Many patients still find it difficult to access a health provider. Providers find that reimbursement rules constrain the types of interactions for which they’ll be paid. In response to persistent problems with health care delivery a variety of new approaches to care delivery have emerged. We’ll take a look at a group of companies that have developed technologies to facilitate interactions between patients and providers.
IncentOne delivers cost savings and health improvement by the use of incentives, combining solutions and science to drive both outcomes and participation-based behaviors. Something must be working as the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism selected Mike for their Industry Innovator Award in 2011.
Returning to Health 2.0, Jordan will show you how Stickk users set a goal and either get there or suffer the financial or social consequences of their inaction. And of course he’ll tell us what’s progressed in his business’ focus on employers since last year.
MedHelp is well known at Health 2.0 as one of the largest online health communities with 12 million visitors each month. What’s not so well known is the story of MedHelp’s deployment at GE for its employees, helping them track their health conditions. Nor is it well known that Rebecca was once at the NBA!