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

SXSW Crowdsourcing a Revolution: Can We Fix Healthcare?

The SXSW Interactive morning kicked off with panel examining how challenges could be used to fix healthcare, spur new business models, and avoid prize and app fatigue. Health 2.0 has been participating in a series of events here at SXSW … Continue reading

Commute Driving You Mad? Let’s Determine How and Why

The ONC is excited to launch the new Investing in Innovations challenge “Health Innovations in Commuting.” The i2 program utilizes prizes and challenges to facilitate innovation and obtain solutions to intractable health IT problems.  Aligned with the Obama administration’s innovation … Continue reading

Health 2.0 joins forces with AT&T for SXSW Hackathon

Health 2.0 is excited to join forces with AT&T to host SXSW’s official Mobile App Hackathon on March 9th, 2012. Health 2.0 and AT&T are challenging developers, UI/UX designers and researchers to build mobile health applications over the course of … Continue reading

Discharge Follow-Up Appointment Challenge

On January 26, 2012, the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT, in collaboration with the Partnership for Patients, announced the “Discharge Follow-Up Appointment Challenge,” the second in a series of care transitions competitions launched under the auspices of the … Continue reading

HDI Forum III: The Health Datapalooza

We are excited to announce that the HDI Forum III: The Health Datapalooza will be held June 5 and 6, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. The event promises to bring together a diverse group … Continue reading

Webinar on ‘Making Health Information Available Through Blue Button & Direct’

Today at 3p EDT, the ONC will be hosting the first Consumer Pledge Community webinar in 2012 will help to clarify the difference between using Direct versus Blue Button to make health information easily available in a secure, electronic format. … Continue reading

Only Two Weeks Left in the Leading Health Indicators App Challenge!

On October 31, 2011, the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion collatborated to launch the Leading Health Indicators App Challenge in support of the Healthy People 2020 initiative. It’s been … Continue reading

Winners of the ASPR Lifeline Facebook Challenge

Three Facebook applications designed to help people prepare for emergencies and get support from friends and family in an emergency – from personal medical emergencies or car accidents to natural or man-made disasters – are winners of a Facebook application challenge sponsored … Continue reading

popHealth Tool Development Challenge: Winners Announced

At HIMSS today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Health 2.0 announced the three winners of the popHealth Tool Development Challenge: Team popEYE, Team Agent and Team greatOne.  Congratulations to the winners! “We are … Continue reading

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Semi-finalists

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the five semi-finalists in the Aligning Forces Challenge: AHEAD Research, Flexis, Vitality, iHealth Ventures and Ringful.  The announcement coincides with the launch of the Challenge’s second phase, in which teams will further develop … Continue reading

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