Secure adaptable networks are emerging as a critical enabler of healthcare reform. Big Data investments have demonstrated promise, but results are inconclusive and slow in coming. Many believe improvements in cost, quality, and patient experience will require a robust multifunctional network that can help coordinate care across the decentralized, heterogeneous system of payers, agencies, hospitals, labs, specialists, and primary care physicians. This presentation described a vision of the Healthcare Communications Network, built as a software platform, with multiple communications modalities ranging from real-time intervention to messaging to secure data file transfers. NaviNet, already operating a nationwide communications network, is expanding its offering to become such a platform.
James Mathews introduced the non-profit Kid Powered Media, who empowers the youth in the slums of India in helping them make their own original videos. James spoke with Alex Heywood, the man behind the movement.
Kathy Kastner of Ability for Life joined Patients 2.0 to share her insight on the benefits of joining online communities for patient support, from serious to mild conditions.
Lew Altman has 30 years of health industry, health technology and entrepreneurial experience. He is a health strategist working on health transformation and population health initiatives for multi-employer groups, health benefits organizations and health plans. Lew’s entrepreneurial experience in bringing new products to market, and scaling businesses to successful exits, contributes to the Health 2.0 Community. In this talk he spoke of employers using new levers to impact health affordability through traditional and new benefits roles.
Danny is a pioneer in the world of ePrescribing, EMRs, and consumer health informatics. He¹s also a founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine and still practices primary care medicine part-time at Beth Israel Deaconess. He is passionate about patient-provider engagement and creating a scalable healthcare system that addresses the needs of not just the healthy but also those with illness. In this segment Danny spoke of the necessity of the involvement of the patient in treatment decisions.
Danny Sands is a pioneer in the world of ePrescribing, EMRs, and consumer health informatics. He’s also a founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine and still practices primary care medicine part-time at Beth Israel Deaconess. He is passionate about patient-provider engagement and creating a scalable healthcare system that addresses the needs of not just the healthy but also those with illness. Danny spoke of maintaining the patient-provider relationship in-between visits, using email as an example and in-home care technology.
In April of 2008, Aimee Jungman began experiencing terrible stomach cramps. After consulting various physicians, and going to a number of clinics and hospitals, she was given diagnosis after diagnosis before she and her physicians confirmed she had advanced ovarian cancer. Aimee joined Health 2.0 to tell this story and to empower other patients in the audience to be proactive with their health and prevention.
Jen Shurley shared her experience as a melanoma caregiver, reminding us why sunscreen and a big sun hat is more important than ever.
Nate Gross is a developer, designer who is both, medical director., and Co-Founder of physicians network Doximity as well as incubator Rock Health. At Health 2.0 Nate described his work at Doximity developing a HIPAA-Compliant physician network.