Phaedra S. Chrousos, President and Co-founder, HealthLeap
Having created a Web 2.0 strategy for a big Pharmaco, Phaedra decided that the people who needed her ideas more were consumers trying to book a doctor’s appointment. Healthleap, an easy way to find appointments online, is the result.
Tara Montgomery, Director, Consumer Reports Health
Tara runs ConsumerReportsHealth.org—a paid-subscription site providing information and ratings to help consumers make better health decisions, including which hospitals Dartmouth thinks are best. Recently and controversially Consumer Reports was given sole access to performance data on 1,000 heart surgery teams by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Corey Quinn, Founder, MyTherapistMatch
Corey Quinn was looking for a therapist, couldn’t find one he liked, and realized that pre-screening both patient and therapist would be better for both of them. So he started MyTherapistMatch (and MyCoachMatch) which does just that.
Alex Fair, CEO, FairCareMD
When Alex tried to get a fair price for check-ups for his kids with no insurance, he found he was being charged five times as much as his old insurance company. So he designed and built FairCareMD, an online automated Direct Provider Access platform that lets patients comparison shop, negotiate, and contract for care. Alex has also recently taken over the NY Health 2.0 Chapter. And, yes, that is his real name.
Technology is creating a whole new ability for consumers to be picky about their healthcare providers. Here a collection of panelists showcase their products and companies that seek to create a better connection between patients and doctors from the start. Panelists include Eric Peacock (GM, Insider Pages), Alex Fair (CEO, FairCareMD), Corey Quinn, (Founder at MyTherapistMatch), Tara Montgomery (Director, Consumer Reports Health), and Phaedra S. Chrousos (President and Co-founder, HealthLeap)
David Beyer, Co-Founder & CEO, Cortex
The Advisory Board Company is sometimes accused of interviewing lots of hospital executives and selling their own ideas back to them for big money. Ex-employee David thinks he can cut out the middle man, and has started Cortex—a new web-based application providing knowledge exchange for hospital executives.
Alex joined MedicExchange in September 2008 and has been creating its niche as a social network helping medical purchasers. It’s a far cry from his previous gig, running ourweddingday.com, but he’s taking direct aim at the big GPOs.
Rick Leach, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Health Solutions, A.D.A.M.
After a little re-organization and A.D.A.M’s recent sale, Rick now runs A.D.A.M.’s Health Solutions business unit – and he’s been been busy releasing four new products! Here shows us SmartSites—a service for hospitals to educate and recruit patients.
Terry Douglas, Executive Director, Marketing Strategy, RelayHealth
RelayHealth has grown from its beginnings as a physician eVisit service, to becoming a core SaaS platform connecting doctors, hospitals, and consumers. Now part of giant McKesson, more recently RelayHealth has set its sights on integrating with the world of health information exchanges. Here Terry shows us RelayHealth’s new social network for hospitals, MedGift.