Inspired by a keynote we heard some time back from Mark Smith at California Health Care Foundation, and by the work of organizations such as West Wireless Health Institute, we’re going to push the envelope on how Health 2.0 technologies and the companies using them can actually lower the cost of health care. Here we show new models for care delivery, new Health 2.0 technologies that reduce costs, and new technology models that take advantage of lightweight tools and rapid cycles for development and deployment. We also address alternate funding models that are tailored for a lower cost, faster and more iterative approach in health technology innovation.
See what’s been built in a day (or so) by some sharp teams of developers from around the United States as part of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge.
An introduction to the challenge by the Abdul Shaikh of the National Cancer Institute, and a description of the winning submission.
An introduction to the myHealthPeople Challenge and a presentation by the winner, Curtis Pond, IQ Solutions
An introduction to the Analyze This! Challenge, sponsored by Microsoft Azure DataMarket & Practice Fusion, with a presentation by the winner John Schrom of Epicenter Project.
An introduction to the American Heart Association Food Find challenge by Kristi Miller Durazo, and a presentation by the winner Jiten Chabbra, Food Swapper.
An introduction by the challenge sponsor, Childbirth Connection, and a presentation from the winner, Damien Leri, Big Yellow Star.
For more than a day the discussion has been about how health care can be cheaper, how Health 2.0 can advance research, and what to do about our national (and international crisis) with lifestyle induced disease. In the final session, some key players will discuss their vision for the future of health care, and the role Health 2.0 will play.
Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services discusses the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge.