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.
Faheem Ahmed told the Health 2.0 community about his journey of finding his son treatment for his Fragile X diagnosis, and how he came to the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center of the MIND Institute. Faheem launched CareCircles–an iPad app which supports those who care for those with Alzheimers, Down Syndrome, Autism and more by bringing family members, nurses and others into the care circle.
Andrea Schneider, a clinical researcher of the MIND Institute, spoke of her work at the MIND Institute, and specifically at the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center, and how that connects to her patient who was also present as a speaker, Faheem Ahmed.
At 3pTALK, Ravi Ganesan has developed a system/app that provides users with secure short messaging and multifactor authentication, making communication easy and secure. Ravi spoke to this end about the advantages and dangers of text messaging between providers and patients.
With an MD from UCSF, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, and a tenured teaching position as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth, Tina Foster is widely recognized for her expertise in quality improvement in health care, medical education, and clinical microsystems. She spoke at Health 2.0 on aims and ways to improve quality and safety in health care and how that can connect to technology.
SVP of Health 2.0 Jean-Luc Neptune announced the winners of the recent San Francisco code-a-thon. The two day event was sponsored by the office of the National Coordinator and Optum. The winners, Team Edge Interns, successfully addressed the theme of “power to the patient”, helping patients understand their health data and benefits through their platform “Mind Mentor.” Mind Mentor addresses the stigma of psychiatric care such as surveys and the like.