Tag Archives: Web/Tech

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

News & Updates

The winner of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge with Walgreens may soon hit shelves! CEO of m-Healthcoach, Aamer Ghaffar, created an iPad app for Walgreens that might be implemented in 16 Chicago-based location. The app or “health guide” will offer … Continue reading

News & Updates

There’s been some buzz (as usual) about the impact that social media has had on users of health-related tools and cyber communication. Here’s what the EVP for Global Innovation and Integration from Edelman Digital has to say about it. Followed … Continue reading

News & Updates

The Departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs have developed several mobile apps for treatment and management of post-traumatic stress among veterans. Northeastern University has developed a new smartphone add on device that may eliminate the need for finger pricking among … Continue reading

News & Updates

The FDA has issued an extensive pamphlet covering guidelines for medical guidance apps. We recently mentioned that Microsoft was planning to absorb help Google Health users move their data to Healthvault prior to its’ closure. Microsoft’s tool that allows users … Continue reading

Reflections from “Health 2.0 in the Doctor’s Office”

By William Sellman, M.D., MBA Will Sellmann has commented on a couple of panels at Health 2.0 and been very prescient. Now he’s spent a bit of time to pen his reflections on what happened in Health 2.0 in the Doctor’s … Continue reading

New NRC Report Finds “Health Care IT Chasm,” Seeks New Course Toward Quality Improvement and Cost Savings

Like the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2001 counterpart report, “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” a new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies is complex, full of new ideas assembled from multiple disciplines, and is likely to have … Continue reading

Let’s Reboot America’s HIT Conversation Part 1: Putting EHRs in Context

On December 19th, we published an Open Letter to the Obama Health Team, cautioning the incoming Administration against limiting its Health Information Technology (IT) investments to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Instead, we recommended that their health IT plan be rethought … Continue reading

Let’s Reboot America’s Health IT Conversation Part 2: Beyond EHRs

Yesterday we tried to put EHRs into perspective. They’re important, and we can’t effectively move health care forward without them. But they’re only one of many important health IT functions. EHRs and health IT alone won’t fix health care. So … Continue reading

An Impending Hanging: Will Health 2.0 Be Compromised By The Economic Downturn?

Nothing focuses the mind like an impending hanging. Samuel Johnson I’ve been preparing for tomorrow’s 3rd Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco, where I’ll join my pals Matthew, Indu Subaiya, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn and Michael Millenson amid a Who’s-Who cast of … Continue reading

Google Health: Is It Good For You?

Note: Amy Tenderich, who writes and maintains the wonderful Diabetes Mine, just did this very illuminating interview with Google Health’s Missy Krassner.  As you’ll see, she doesn’t slow-pitch to Missy. This is a sure-footed, tough-minded exchange about the real issues … Continue reading

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