Tag Archives: Health:Refactored

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

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

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

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 Appropriateness of Speaking at a 4th Grade Level

Jan Gurley, MD practices internal medicine in San Francisco. As a physician, she’s an experienced writer, but through a patient perspective, she recently chronicled her experience receiving a cancer diagnosis in the three-part series called “Booby Traps.” Gurley delivered a talk … Continue reading

The Grad Student Perspective: Getting Going on Your Data Analysis

Last month at Health:Refactored, Health 2.0’s conference for designers and developers, David Kale stepped off campus and into the world of consumer data while moderating the panel “Dreaming of Data: Big, Open & Interoperable.” Kale is a first year PhD … Continue reading

HHS CTO Bryan Sivak on Open Data
One Year from Now

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services CTO Bryan Sivak delivered the keynote at Health 2.0’s Health:Refactored conference this month. The event was specifically geared toward developers and designers, and here Sivak talks about his goals for these groups and … 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

Who’s Who at Health:Refactored

Day one of Health:Refactored is officially in the books much to the relief of many tired shoulders. After all, there was hardly a panel or speaker who didn’t resort to the tried and true crowd favorite: “Raise your hand if … Continue reading

Brock Heinz on Making Clinical Use of Clinical Trials Data

In preparation for Health:Refactored, our code and design focused conference taking place May 13–14, we sat down with Vice President of Innovation & Engineering at Spaulding Clinical, Brock Heinz. He will present a demo on the panel “Dreaming of Data: Big, … Continue reading

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