Author Archives: Deb Linton

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

23andMe Acquires CureTogether

23andMe, announced its first acquisition with the purchase of CureTogether, Inc. The addition of CureTogether will improve 23andMe‘s ability to gather data for research and enhance its community but the transaction is also an important moment for user-generated healthcare. This … Continue reading

RWJF Awards for Young Leaders

For 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has been helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need. As one way to mark its 40th year, RWJF has established the Young Leader Awards: Recognizing Leadership for … Continue reading

Care Transitions Need Improvement, Simple Technology Can Address Process Ailments

Care Transitions Need Improvement, Simple Technology Can Address Process Ailments Today, nearly 1 in 5 patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted within 30 days.  Simple IT-enabled processes and tools can help make care transitions easier for patients, care givers … Continue reading

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators App Challenge Winners Announced

At the National Health Promotion Summit this past Tuesday (April 10), Chief Technology Officer of United States – Todd Park, – the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Health 2.0 announced the three winners of the Healthy People 2020 … Continue reading

Announcing Winners of the Medicare Claims Data Challenge

We are pleased to announce that teams from Zenithech LLC, Avanade Inc. and Big Yellow Star  won the Medicare Claims Data Developer Challenge sponsored by IMPAQ International LLC and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago.  … Continue reading

Video from SXSW: “Crowdsourcing a Revolution: Can We Fix Healthcare?”

On March 10th, 2012, Health 2.0′s Co-Chairman, CEO and our fearless leader, Indu Subaiya participated in a SXSW panel, providing a great overview of Health 2.0′s challenge and code-a-thon process from the perspective of developers and companies new to health … Continue reading

Hokie Health Code-a-thon

The Hokie Health Code-a-Thon 2012 will take place on April 13 and 14 in Blacksburg, Virginia. The two-day coding competition will bring together teams of student and professional developers to create innovative solutions to improve healthcare.  The winning project will … Continue reading

Million Hearts Challenge: Winners Announced

At the American College of Cardiology Scientific Conference this past Sunday, National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, announced the winners of the Investing in Innovation initiative’s (i2) One in a Million Hearts Challenge: THUMPr, mHealthCoach and Wellframe and … Continue reading

Palo Alto Medical Foundation kick off event with Todd Park and Intel

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s (PAMF) Innovation Center is inviting the Silicon Valley community to combine its unique talents in developing new ways to help seniors age successfully. On April 14th-15th, PAMF  will host an event at the Computer History Museum … Continue reading

Results from the Health 2.0 and AT&T’s Official SXSW Hackathon

Last week, Health 2.0 and AT&T wrapped up SXSW Interactive’s Official Mobile App Hackathon. To compete with the marketing glitz and UX glam of the other SXSWi events, we altered our traditional code-a-thon model. In addition to our normal health … Continue reading

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