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.
Ethan Austin, Co-Founder, GiveForward
After fundraising online for a charity marathon, Ethan began to wonder what other causes the same tools could be used for. He then met Desiree Wrigley who was looking for a partner to do the same thing. GiveForward is the result. It helps people create an online fundraising page, and most people use it as a tool to get help with medical expenses.