If the technology industry has taught us anything it’s that there is no one way to do something correctly. When applying this mentality to medicine, technology innovators began to find new, creative, and cost effective ways of diagnosing patients. Now through video doctors visits, sensors, and more accessible home visits, these technology companies are changing medicine, one diagnosis at a time.
This breakout brought together 5 companies focused on ending the isolation so often experienced alongside an illness. Through the development of online communities, patients can access new support groups, educational resources, and advice that was never available to them before. In an age of online communities that boost your ego, Health 2.0 is excited to present the online communities that can boost your health and wellness.
The era of Pen and Paper Medical records is over! As we enter the Digital Doctor’s Lounge, we explore the latest methods in which physicians can engage technology to do everything from reviewing lab results to transcribing notes and comparing drug information. This session aimed to bring the physician out of the dark ages and into an environment supported and assisted by targeted technology.
An overview of Finnish health IT, gamification, wellness/fitness and bio IT companies including pitches and demos from: Wellness Foundry, Mendor, Laturi Corporation, Health Puzzle, Premia Solutions, RecoApp, EPID Research, Serious Games Finland, CoreFOX, SportSetter, and Relaxbirth.
With doctors visits limited to 15 minutes a patient, patient satisfaction is at an all time low. As interaction between practitioner and patient dwindles, rates of readmission rise, producing a costly and cyclical health care problem. This breakout aimed to demonstrate the dynamic ways in which companies and individuals are improving the inpatient experience and putting an end to the structural problem of patient dissatisfaction.
Navigating the waters of purchasing can be very tricky, but the tools this session displayed, aimed at both employer and employee education, make it easier than ever before. In the same vein, managing a group of employees, especially with the changes which came October 1st, can be just as murky but we think we found some people who can help make sense of it all.
Once thought of as a rare employee perk, wellness programs and incentivizing tools are almost everywhere, as employers try to take a proactive role in the health of their employees.
In the midst of the constantly shifting landscape of healthcare, there is a strong and central focus on the quality of care delivered to patients. For physicians, this focus is paramount to the work they do. Patient engagement, hospital structure, electronic medical records all become tools to best implement the highest standard of care. This panel allowed for a lively conversation between the technology innovators on the front lines, the physicians and the thought leaders in quality improvement.
Health 2.0 companies like Eliza, SoloHealth, Cientis presented and discussed results of various surveys including BlueButton use, clinician usage of EMRs, device data and more.