Author Archives: Laura Montini

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

Medical Informatics Officer John Mattison on the Kaiser Roadmap

At Kaiser Permanente, it’s possible for an optometrist to help a patient detect her early stage breast cancer. In this video John Mattison, MD, chief medical informatics officer of Kaiser Permanente, Southern California, explains how. Mattison appeared this past spring at … Continue reading

The Quest for Useful Questions and Big Data Answers with Fred Trotter

Open source medical software and security systems expert Fred Trotter will be joining forces with Health 2.0 EDU on Tuesday July 9th for the first class in the online summer course series, Big Data, Big Business. Fred will teach you … Continue reading

IDEO’s Gretchen Wustrack: Lead with Love

Designer Gretchen Wustrack recently delivered a talk called “Lead with Love to Engage Patients in Their Health” at Health:Refactored, Health 2.0’s conference for designers and developers. Wustrack is the lead for Active Health, a branch of IDEO that develops products … Continue reading

GetHealth — All the Way from Ireland

CEO of GetHealth Liam Ryan joined us for a quick discussion at Health Datapalooza. In this video he explains how behavioral science drives the use of the GetHealth wellness platform. The startup’s customers already include some of Ireland’s largest insurers … Continue reading

Anmol Madan on Ginger.io’s Check Engine
Light for Health

CEO of Ginger.io Anmol Madan recently got on stage at Health 2.0’s Health:Refactored conference. Ginger.io is a sort of “check engine light” for health. The platform passively collects data about individuals and alerts their physician if anything is out of … Continue reading

Hospital Pricing Data? More Please!

Anyone operating in the health tech universe for the last few years knows that open health data has been and continues to be a major theme. Current White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park started talking (NO, YELLING!) about “data … Continue reading

Facebook Moves the Needle on the Number of Registered Organ Donors

Findings published in the American Journal of Transplantation provide some evidence that Facebook’s influence on organ donation might be working. In May of last year it was widely publicized that Facebook had created a way for users to display their … Continue reading

Mobile and Online Technology: Bridging the Gap to Lasting Behaviour Change

It is no secret that the current trend of rising health care costs for businesses is unsustainable. The increasing prevalence of employees with chronic lifestyle diseases, such as obesity, high cholesterol, or diabetes, is resulting in more absenteeism, less productivity … Continue reading

Startups: Forging Ahead When You Don’t Know Someone Who Knows Someone

There are more excellent ideas out there than there are ideas that will succeed, according to Microsoft HealthVault‘s Chief Architect Sean Nolan. At Health:Refactored, Health 2.0’s conference for designers and developers, Nolan delivered a keynote centered around the stumbling blocks … Continue reading

The State of the Innovation Address: Health 2.0’s Neptune on Developer Challenges

On an inside job, Senior Vice President at Health 2.0 Jean-Luc Neptune, MD, MBA, interviewed with us at Health Datapalooza IV. Neptune heads the developer challenge program in New York City and has carried out numerous innovation challenges over the … Continue reading

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