Patient communities are emerging as key influencers and disrupting the healthcare landscape. They are impacting strategies, policies, and setting the stage for new patient-centric innovations. Patients are now sought after thought leaders influencing the way healthcare systems think about and interact with patients and prodding them to improve the patient experience. Join us as ePatient judges rate new technology exclusively from the patient perspective and innovators build the perspective of patients into the innovations designed to serve them.The ultimate goal is to incorporate the voice of patient into the design, development or enhancement of technology being developed by the healthcare community and move away from the notion: “If you build it they will come”. As each innovator pitches their concept or technology, our patient panelists will ask targeted questions based on their experiences to understand how the innovation uniquely responds to patient needs and how it will reach patients. Patient panelists will score the technology based on the following categories:
- How well does it define and solve a problem?
- Patient User Experience
- Data Handling
- Engagement/retention – Is the patient going to be motivated to use this product/service? How sustainable is this solution?
- Connectivity to other systems and/or healthcare team
Jason is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mango Health and uses social game design to manage and improve consumer health. He is here today to share with us a new app used to better manage and compare individual consumer’s well being and health.
mHealthCoach has won so many Health 2.0 Developer Challenges that Aamer’s been asked if that was their main business model. Actually, their real business has been working with pharma companies. Their virtual nurse Flornce and their underlying drug reminder engine have attracted interest from pharma companies and incipient ACOs.
Incubated at Partners’ Center for Connected Health, the Healthrageous Personal Health Improvement Platform helps individuals modify health habits. Mary Beth will show the evidence-based ‘journey map’ for diabetes management and discuss the partnership Healthrageous announced with Boehringer Ingelheim.
Mark’s a high-tech veteran who spotted a niche–getting “old style pharmacy web” into the mobile world. Of course now that they’ve got traction, mscripts is adding applications and patient services for its clients, and dosing and patient adherence are top of that list.
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.