Author Archives: Bianca Grogan

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

The America COMPETES Act and Health 2.0

On Tuesday Congress passed the America COMPETES Act, which provides all agencies with broad authority to conduct prize competitions, as called for by President Obama in his 2009 Strategy for American Innovation. This Act will make it dramatically easier for … Continue reading

Happy Holidays from Health 2.0

Health 2.0 would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with love, laughter, and of course health. So please enjoy this season and  we will see you after the New Year refreshed and ready to … Continue reading

Todd Park Congratulates the Winners of the NCI Challenge

I want to be among the first to congratulate the new winners for the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Health 2.0 Developer Challenge for Enabling Community Use of Data for Cancer Prevention and Control.  On behalf of the Department of Health and … Continue reading

Winners of the NCI Health 2.0 Developer Challenge!

Health 2.0 is excited to announce the two winners of the Enabling Community Use of Data for Cancer Prevention and Control challenge, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Ozioma – uses local health data sets to inform media sources, enhancing … Continue reading

Patient Communities

This session, moderated by Dr. Alan Greene, CEO and Co-Founder of DrGreene .com, consists of six demonstrations of communities tools that focus on the changing health when people connect with each other. Also seeing the power that people connecting with … Continue reading

Ron Gutman’s Model for Behavior Change

All of us know what we need to do to lead healthy lives; eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, etc… but we are not doing it. Instead of cooking a meal at home, we pick up fast food, instead of … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Announces its Starting Five for the 2011 Developer Challenge

Following the success of the 2010 Health 2.0 Developer Challenge, we are excited to get the ball rolling again for 2011. Within the short time the Developer Challenge has been live, we have had six winners, who were able to … Continue reading

The Next Generation of Communities Part 3: Everyday Life Platforms

Part 3 of The Next Generation of Communities session stayed on the topic of online communities, but instead of talking about traditional disease communities, the panelists talked about building health care applications on non health care platforms, like Twitter and … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Developer Challenge Winner: Team Videntity

The West Wireless Health Institute called on innovative developers to save health care cost through the creation of an application that will integrate sensor-derived data with social networks to construct a personalized wireless health ecosystem. Teams needed to design a … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Developer Challenge Winner: Team Happy Feet

The Move Your App! Developer Challenge, sponsored by Catch and HopeLab, asked participants: “What kind of app can you build to encourage people to get in motion? How can movement be just as easy and fun as checking-in or updating … Continue reading

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