David Maxwell-Jolly, Chief Deputy of Covered California, demonstrated his app, which allows for people without WiFi access to shop for insurance according to their socio-demographic statistics in this changing time of health care.
Everyday Health has come a long way since being founded in a kitchen 11 years ago – it’s now one of the leading online health resource companies with over 500 employees, 20 digital health properties, reaching 38 million consumers each month. Over the years they’ve collected a lot of data from all their affiliated sites, and have been doing some very interesting stuff with that data to analyze how it can improve health outcomes. They have been able to increase engagement and adherence through their platform.
Yolanda Barnard, Global Brand Lead, and Aya Yamaura-Timms, Global Brand Director, at Novartis Oncology announced the winner of the Novartis Thalassemia App Challenge. The challenge asked teams around the world to create bold and innovative apps that would help Thalassemia patients manage their complex disease and treatment. Congrats to the winner: Curatio, with their app ThaliMe.
Ward Detwiler, Project Manager at Henry Ford Innovation Institute (HFII), announced the Henry Ford developer challenge announcement. HFII is looking for the next best solutions that address the root causes of costly inpatient and ED readmissions. In hopes of rapidly commercializing these innovations, HFII will make up to $100K in capital and in-kind investments in the winners of this new challenge competition.
For the past decade, as a lawyer, Marvin Ammori has been involved in many of the most important and prominent public policy issues concerning the Internet’s future, he played an instrumental role in opposing proposed copyright legislation known as SOPA and PIPA, and recently authored the book, On Internet Freedom. Recently, he’s taken his first dive into the startup world with Silica Labs, which helps innovators build revolutionary software for wearable technology, specifically Google Glass. As an example of one application, Marvin spoke on using Google Glass in tangent with Zephyr, which would allow a medic in a battle field to access a person’s vitals quickly and hand-free. Marvin was named among 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012 by Fast Company Magazine.
Jerry Sheehan is the Co-Director of the Health Data Exploration project supported by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation. At Health 2.0 he shared some of their new findings from the project which is aimed at helping better understand the potential to use self-tracked health and wellness data for academic research. Specifically focused on the benefits and impediments to helping establish a robust ecosystem between individuals, companies who manufacture devices and applications, and academic researchers.
David Shaywitz, Co-Founder of CATCH, interviewed Jeff Tangney, CEO of Doximity. Doximity is a fast growing communications and social network for doctors, often called Linkedin for doctors or RePocrates, in reference to Jeff’s founding of Epocrates. Jeff’s a 2 time state math champion in Wisconsin, and looks like being a successful two-time health IT entrepreneur.
Donato Tramuto is CEO and Chairman of Physicians Interactive and founder of Health eVillages – launched at Health 2.0 in 2011 – which provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology including medical reference and clinical decision support resources to medical professionals in the most challenging clinical environments around the world.
Writer Sara Reistad-Long interviewed Christine Robins, General Manager of BodyMedia and VP of Business Development, Health & Wellness of Jawbone. Christine is no stranger to Health 2.0 and has been around multiple times to show us BodyMedia’s armbands and disposable patches, both of which produce complex measurements of one’s activity over multiple platforms. This year Christine forwent the demo to talk about the business side of heading up BodyMedia.