Greg started RxVantage to address the inefficiency in scheduling interactions between drug reps and physician offices. He’ll show us how pharma companies have responded to this opportunity and what that has meant for them and physicians.
For patients, improving medication adherence can both bolster patients’ health as well as revenues. But pharma can’t help realize this objective on its own: adherence is a multi-stakeholder sport. Many of the innovations for adherence improvement are coming from outside of pharma…and sometimes aim to help payers (employers, insurance companies) or others whose incentives are not aligned with those of pharma companies
As the head of the RWJF Pioneer Portfolio, Steve’s role is to promote innovation. This includes groundbreaking
work in tackling childhood obesity, driving improvements in the health care system, and coordinating RWJF’s promotion of health IT.
Ellen’s research is focused on creating effective behavioral informatics applications that empower people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors that reduce cancer risk, especially among those with increased risk for cancer and post-treatment cancer survivors. She also works on projects related to technology-mediated social participation and informatics in health.
Bill is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego, with interests in ubiquitous computing, software engineering, and educational technology. He’s a pioneer in the area of software refactoring. He also built ActiveCampus, one of the early mobile location-aware systems, and his current project CitiSense is investigating technologies for low-cost ubiquitous real-time air-quality sensing.
A panel discussion of the emerging research practices and findings that can inform Health 2.0 innovations. Some topics to be addressed: How can research work with companies to enhance health outcomes and business success? What do companies see as advantages and challenges to working with researchers and research data when developing and bringing innovations to market? What can be learned from innovation cycles and phases that can inform Health 2.0 development?
dwellSense, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Project HealthDesign project, is focused on sensing everyday activities in the home to support the self-awareness of changes in cognitive and functional abilities for older adults. Matthew will tell us more about the staggering number or sensors they can use in the home, even ones on a coffee pot to make sure a step isn’t missed!
MedHelp is a web-based online health community that has big user numbers, big name partners and lots of organic growth with–as John often points out–no bought traffic. In recent years they’ve included trackers for multiple conditions and now have over 4 million people contributing data from them. John will show us a great visualization of the data collected from their initial results.
Katherine’s team at the iN Touch project, another from Project Health Design, has been studying data on obesity and mood disorders in adolescents. One tool they’ve been using as a data aggregator is The Carrot, which debuted at Health 2.0 in 2008.