Inspired by a keynote we heard some time back from Mark Smith at California Health Care Foundation, and by the work of organizations such as West Wireless Health Institute, we’re going to push the envelope on how Health 2.0 technologies and the companies using them can actually lower the cost of health care. Here we show new models for care delivery, new Health 2.0 technologies that reduce costs, and new technology models that take advantage of lightweight tools and rapid cycles for development and deployment. We also address alternate funding models that are tailored for a lower cost, faster and more iterative approach in health technology innovation.
Jay Mason, President & Co-founder, MyHealthDIRECT
After years in insurance and starting a nationwide complementary care network, Jay founded MyHealthDIRECT in 2005. It took him a couple of years to convince people that an appointment scheduling system for Medicaid providers and community clinics was a viable proposition, but you’ll see today that it both does good and makes business sense. There’s similar idealistic vision behind Jay’s work in his support of Christian education and charities in the US, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.