Author Archives: Hemali Thakkar

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

Pilot Matchmaking Sessions Draw 121 Innovators!

On March 11-12th, after opening remarks from Jean-Luc Neptune (Health 2.0) and Lenzie Harcum (NYCEDC), this year’s host-innovator matchmaking sessions began.  The New York Genome Center became a meeting place where Pilot Health Tech NYC facilitated 15 minute pitches from early-stage innovators to ‘hosts’ … Continue reading

Henry Ford Innovation Institute HealthTech Challenge Phase I Finalist Announced!

We are excited to announce the finalists for the first ever Henry Ford Innovation Institute HealthTech Challenge! This challenge provides teams with an unprecedented platform for accelerating solutions to the world’s most pressing healthcare problems.  The first edition of the … Continue reading

Pilots with Hospitals, the Chicken or the Egg Problem

We know that as a health tech entrepreneur, piloting your technology and getting that first customer validation is extremely challenging. There’s frequently the ‘chicken or the egg’ problem. Most providers are unwilling to work with young technology companies that have … Continue reading

Consumer Reports Wins RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge

After months of competition, we are excited to finally announce the grand prize winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Hospital Price Transparency (Apps and Tools) Challenge! This high stakes competition launched on June 3rd at the Health Datapalooza … Continue reading

So, You Need Knee Replacement Surgery…

The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge team recently caught up with the 1st place winner of the RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge (Static Visualization Category), Imaginary Office. Their winning submission, lead by Esther Chak and Mary-Jo Valentino, is an excellent visualization … Continue reading

HealthTech Challenge Aimed at Readmissions Open to International Participants!

A new international challenge has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon! The Henry Ford Innovation Institute (HFII) has partnered with Health 2.0 to launch the HFII HealthTech Challenge. The challenge encourages innovators in over 25 countries to address … Continue reading

Announcing the Winners and Finalists of the RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge!

With the Health 2.0 Fall Conference underway, we’re excited to to announce the winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Hospital Price Transparency Challenge! The Foundation launched the RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge on June 3, 2013 at the … Continue reading

The Health 2.0 San Francisco Mega Codo is Coming Up!

Have you been waiting for the code-a-thon of the year? Well your wait is almost over! The Health 2.0 San Francisco Code-a-Thon sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Optum is happening September 28-29, 2013 … Continue reading

Behind the Data: Medicare Provider Charge Data

Originally cross-posted from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have publicly released for the first time data sets showing hospitals charges and Medicare payments for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays and for 30 select Ambulatory Payment … Continue reading

Now Open! Apply to Work on High Impact Projects in 2nd Annual Talent Search for the HHSentrepreneurs Program

Originally cross-posted from Identifying and leveraging underutilized Departmental assets to encourage the transformation of public health, healthcare, and the delivery of human services, and, by doing so, building the foundation for the next generation of government and improving health … Continue reading

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