Philippe Schwartz, President of Withings, has extensive global general management expertise in the consumer Internet, telecommunications and enterprise software areas. Operations have run in the US, Europe, Israel and Asia. This year Philippe demoed Withing’s newest device, Pulse. Pulse is an integrative tracker device which makes multiple data sources available to the consumer, both static and comparatively over time.
Adam McCann, Specialist Master at Deloitte, presented his Optimal Hospital, which allows people to make data-driven decisions when choosing a hospital, using information through Medicare and Medicaid. It brings multiple data sights into a user friendly dashboard, allowing the user to weight specific factors into their decision.
Dr. Edward Kim, assistant professor at The College of New Jersey, presented the new game, wHealth. The game takes the player’s demographic data and goes through life stages, during which the user is presented with different life scenarios. Depending on the choices made in the game the player is given information regarding those decisions, as well as provides the industry with information on which factors are important in making those decisions.
Josh Stein, Co-Founder and CEO of AdhereTech, demonstrated his patented smart pill bottle, the AdhereTech Bottle, to improve adherence. The bottle is time stamped and also tells providers how many pills were taken. If adherence is off, AdhereTech intervenes by color notifications on the pill bottle itself, and also by text message or email notifications if it is past the optimal dosage time.
Tim Kelsey is a Cambridge-educated British journalist who co-founded Dr. Foster Intelligence, an organization which publishes comparative hospital and population health quality data, and offers analytic services to UK hospitals. Following the success of Dr. Foster Intelligence, he was offered a post at the UK Department of Health as Britain’s first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data. He demonstrated the new pilot, Care Connect, to increase health care customer service by organizing and responding efficiently to complaints. This pilot is the start of unleashing the power of the people.
Over the past 15 years, Andy Effenson has focused his expertise on the development of strategic partnerships, lead generation programming, and product distribution within the IT, healthcare and employee benefit communities. Andy’s demonstration provided a tour of Dossia’s population health management dashboard which allows for real-time population analysis and interventions for both patients and providers.
With over 15 years experience in the online media and consumer products industries, Amy McDonough’s focus at Fitbit is on corporate wellness programs for employers, insurers and population health. She shared their newest consumer product, which gives people access to relevant data through a personalized dashboard, depending on their individual goals.
After gaining 30 pounds within a year of moving to India, Co-Founder and CEO of Healthify, Tushar Vashisht created the world’s first calorie tracker for Indian food. HealthifyMe allows a person to track their meals and get information on the food they are consuming, thereby monitoring and balancing their intake. Tushar previously helped initiate Government of India’s Unique ID (UID) project and has a background in investment banking spread between Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Singapore.
A son of two physicians, Chris Bradley learned from his parents that medical records provided immense amounts of information but not the insights they had expected. Chris created Mana Health by combining medicine and computer science, thereby transforming raw data into a highly effective and efficient tool to positively impact the health of patients on a massive scale. Bradley demonstrated his new platform which integrates New York’s patient records for a customized experience, recently awarded the contract to build the patient portal for New York.