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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

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

Congratulations to the Winners of the “Ensuring Safe Transitions” Innovation Challenge!

At the CMS QualityNet Conference today, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari announced the three winners of the “Ensuring Safe Transitions from Hospital to Home” innovation challenge: Axial Exchange, iBlueButton, and VoIDSPAN.  Congratulations to the winning teams! The public … Continue reading

One In A Million Hearts Challenge: Interview with Dr. Janet Wright

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Janet Wright Executive Director of the Million Hearts Initiative. The Million Hearts Initiative is a joint effort sponsored by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services … Continue reading

Developer Challenge Update

The Developer Challenge program is currently running twelve challenges (also known as innovation competitions) that currently have close to $700,000 in available prize money.  Four of these Challenges recently closed and have entered the “judging phase,” where each project submitted … Continue reading

HHS Launches Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators App Challenge

Recently, at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled a new set of health priorities for the Nation known as “Leading Health Indicators” (LHIs).  LHIs will be used by policymakers … Continue reading

“Public Data for Cancer Prevention and Control Challenge” Moving to Phase II!

This summer, ONC’s Investing in Innovation program (i2), in partnership with National Cancer Institute, launched the “Using Public Data for Cancer Prevention and Control: From Innovation to Impact” challenge.  ONC was terrifically pleased with the quality of the entries submitted … Continue reading

Reducing Hospital Readmissions is as Easy as Ensuring Safe Transitions

That nearly one in five patients discharged from a hospital will be readmitted may be surprising to some, but it’s encouraging to know that many of these readmissions can be prevented simply by improving communication and coordination between patients, caregivers, … Continue reading

Novartis Announces Judging Panel for the CardioEngagement Challenge

Novartis and Health 2.0 are excited to announce the judging panel for the Novartis CardioEngagement Challenge. With cash awards totaling $160,000, the Novartis CardioEngagement Challenge represents one of Health 2.0’s largest innovation competitions to date. The Novartis CardioEngagment Challenge encourages … Continue reading

Who Said Federal Agencies Aren’t Nimble?!

Working on a health data project? Think federal transparency is cool? Chris Haffer, Director of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Program reminds us that a health-data-geek’s best friend is still the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. — Deb Linton A … Continue reading

A Kinect Hack for Rehab Wins the Code-a-thon

The code-a-thon culminated with a judging session late Sunday afternoon, and Health 2.0 is excited to announce Team Avanade as the first place winner of $4,000! The group created a rehabilitation device to help clinicians and cardiac patients work together … Continue reading

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