The building of healthcare applications on non-healthcare platforms is bridging the gap between healthcare and technology. Here we have several panelists speaking on how they are integrating healthcare and technology in mobile app form: Manny Hernandez (President, Diabetes Hands Foundation & Founder, TuDiabetes), Chris Cartter (General Manager, MeYou Health), Alex Ressi (Founder, TweetWhatYouEat), and Jen McCabe (Co-Founder, Imoveyou).
Neil revolutionized the UK medical community in 1998 when he founded Doctors.net.uk. Now he’s behind iWantGreatCare.org which allows local communities to rate and review doctors, dentists, hospitals, medicines and care homes. Whilst this has made some of his fellow British doctors a touch grumpy (well in some cases more than a touch), Neil’s finding that several providers are very interested in discovering much more about the views of their patients and can use that data to make management decisions.
Howard has lived with type 1 diabetes since age 10, and wrote Jackie’s Got Game!, a children’s book about diabetes. So it’s not surprising that dLife’s multi-media strategy combines its community site with dLifeTV, iPhone app and management tool, and outreach programs. Margaret is a UPenn psychiatry professor who runs two major studies on childhood obesity prevention.
They are here together to tell you about what we think is the first formal collaboration between a Health 2.0 online community and a major integrated delivery system, aimed at really seeing the impact of online community and management tools on the lives of people with diabetes.
Online social networks in health are changing rapidly. Less than five years ago the transformation from simple bulletin boards and listservs was just underway. Now online communities are becoming robust tracking tools for longitudinal data that can be mined for clinical insights and therapeutic activity. The traditional health care system is beginning to take notice and test the integration of online communities in their programs. How will this evolve in the next few years? Benjamin Heywood (President and Co-Founder, PatientsLikeMe), Gideon Mantel (Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, First Life Research), and Gilles Frydman (Founder, ACOR) come together in this panel to discuss their predictions.
The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge was announced in June 2010 as a result of the Community Health Data Initiative. Since it’s announcement, it’s created 10+ challenges and dozens of teams working on them. This session will highlight a handful of the winners, with information about the future of innovation in Health 2.0.
West Shell, Chairman and CEO, Healthline
West is a kayaker, skier and fly fisherman, who somehow also finds time to run Healthline, which is like three companies in one—a health destination search engine and content site, an advertising network, and an enterprise software company. Having worked with customers like Aetna, Ask.com, US News & World Report, in 2010 Healthline has significantly enhanced its market presence with deals with Yahoo! Health, United Health Group and GE. And in a special bonus you’ll get a sneak preview in this video of a new kind of visual search engine.
What Jeff’s best known for is telling his opinion and pointing out harsh truths both to people within the system and those who want to change it—and often upsetting both ends of the spectrum at the same time. Mostly that comes as a keynote speech, but sometimes it pops up as a (sort of) anonymous “howling” blog comment. But Jeff’s interest in the Internet in health care goes back a long way, including his classic 2000 Health Affairs article How Will The Internet Change Our Health System?. The subtitle showed what a prescient futurist he is, “Powerful though the Internet may be, its impact on health care will continue to be tempered by privacy concerns and professional resistance.” We may not have solved all or any of those issues, but Jeff will help us understand the future of Health 2.0 in a health care system that seems to be a just overly-complex organization.
We were thrilled to have Tim talk about the connections between Web 2.0, Health 2.0 and how he sees the future of technology in our rather strange business in this keynote. While we’ve been borrowing Tim’s concepts and applying them to health care for a few years, it’s only recently that his focus has turned to health care and government. Our growing connections around the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge are culminating in the first of what we hope are many interactions introducing the wider Web 2.0 and developer community to health care and vice versa.
Keynotes from the Godfather of Web 2.0 and America’s best known health care futurist. Goldsmith brings up issues of why our health care isn’t turning and the innovation drought, while O’Reilly discusses what direction our world of technology is taking us.
Health2.0 Co-Founders, Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt, kickoff the 2010 SanFran conference by introducing the origin of themes and concepts that this conference focuses on. The four themes that mark the concept of this conference correlate to the four stages of the progression of health2.0: user-generated healthcare, consumer connect to providers, partnerships to reform delivery, & data driving discovery and decision making.