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.
J.D. Kleinke and Amy Romano, Childbirth Connection, talk about J.D.’s new book Catching Babies, where the field of OB/GYN serves as a microcosm for debates in the wider healthcare system.
One area where Health 2.0 technologies show great promise and some early market penetration is in tools for wellness. Employers, consumers, and even Medicare are now paying for programs and services that don’t look like traditional medical care, but may have great benefits. But in a world in which the food supply, and the physical and social environment seem to be programming us for obesity, what can the Health 2.0 community do? We take a closer look at how Health 2.0 tools can become part of the fabric for better micro and macro-decisions about food and healthy behaviors, with a special focus on how we can make a real contribution to ending childhood obesity.
Keynote from Dean Ornish, Founder and President of Preventive Medicine Research Institute.
Todd Park, CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discusses the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge program.
CEO, Brian Witlin demonstrates his mobile and web based application, ShopWell. The app allows users to quickly scan or search products while shopping and asses the food’s dietary impact and see potential alternatives.
A sponsored Deep Dive presentation from Unity Medical. Unity Medical focuses on the delivery of interactive, professionally produced HD-video content in a modern way, bringing information to life and transform the patient experience.
The emergence of user-generated content, and the rise of patient involvement in Health 2.0 is radically changing research in both discovery and clinical practice. It’s raising important questions. What is peer review? What is evidence? And what’s appropriate methodology in a world in which data are being generated and released from so many diverse sources so quickly? We’ll be looking across the spectrum from genomics to clinical trial recruiting all the way to clinical research and decisions made by providers and consumers in everyday practice.