Tag Archives: Fred Trotter

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 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

Looking Back — Health:Refactored in 12 Tweets

Constraints create creativity. But they have to be the right constraints for the problem you’re trying to solve. @aza#hrefactored — Rachel Kalmar (@grapealope) May 13, 2013 Vice President of Jawbone Aza Raskin via Rachel Kalmar, a data scientist at Misfit Wearables, managed … Continue reading

A Look Back — Ask the Experts Q&A with Health Care Developers

  Last fall Health 2.0 held a Q&A session for developers at the company’s annual conference. Since Health:Refactored, a code- and design-focused two day event, is fast approaching, here’s a look back at the panel. Several of the members will … Continue reading

Check Out the Health:Refactored Preliminary Agenda

We’re pretty thrilled about the newly released preliminary agenda for Health:Refactored. This two-day event will be filled with code and design excellence, and all the info developers and designers need to build great health tech products. Read on to find … Continue reading

The Best of the Speaker Interview Series

Brian Cusack, Google, Big Data Meets Real [time] People Panel “What we’ve been doing in the field really to this point is telling the same kind of story but without the statistical data to back it up. Now we have … Continue reading

Forbes on Health 2.0: Why developers should enter health IT contests

Health 2.0’s good friend, Fred Trotter, recently wrote a piece featured in both  Forbes and O’Reilly Radar that gave a great overview of our Developer Challenge. Along with discussing his recent publication, Meaningful Use and Beyond, Fred explains exactly why … Continue reading

Fall Code-a-thon Kicks Off!

Health 2.0’s code-a-thon kicked off Saturday with about 70 developers, designers, information experts, clinicians and patients working together marathon-style to build new health applications and tools. This event continues Health 2.0’s tradition of hosting of online and live developer challenges … Continue reading

Blue Button Drama

The recently launched Blue Button for All Americans Challenge has brought to the surface an interesting debate about the best path to health data interoperability. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to encourage widespread use of the Blue Button … Continue reading

Why We Need an Independent Health Data Utility

This is another in the numerous “death of Google Health” stories that have been appearing since Friday when the Google blog announced the pulling of the plug. I must admit to being more than a little pissed off with Larry … Continue reading

News & Updates

The rumors had been around for a while but the news still stings. The Official Google Blog announced the retirement of Google Health (2008-2011.) The blog reads: “While (it) didn’t scale as we had hoped, we believe (Google Health) did … Continue reading