David is an ER doctor in Houston, and he’s here to show us the SnapHealth application online where you can review doctors and services to compare costs and receive services that fit your needs by saving some cash on the way!
Stanley has a high profile job. He told us that there are thousands of developers at Allscripts but CEO Glen Tullman knows the name of every one of his small team. He’ll be showing us The Wand, a native iPad application that extends the most commonly used functions for EHRs, supporting clinicians’ needs across the continuum of care. And Stanley’s goal for The Wand? “Make it easy”.
HealthFinch is co-founded by frequent Health 2.0-er Lyle Berkowtiz, but we hear that Jonathan does all the work. Their first product is RefillWizard, a modular Rx refill application which they are integrating with several EMRs. And despite 2 technical degrees from UW, Madison, Jonathan somehow doesn’t work at Epic!
Compared to other major industries the health care industry has been slow to adopt technologies to make the delivery of care more efficient. Although the recent infusion of billions of dollars into health information technology by the federal government has encouraged providers and hospitals to adopt efficiency-enhancing technologies like electronic medical records, many critical health services are still delivered using inefficient systems and processes. We’ll hear from a range of companies creating and marketing technologies that will make the delivery of care quicker, faster and cheaper.
Fresh from presenting at the first Health 2.0 India, Ram is here to show InfoDocRx. It provides an interaction like a live doctor/office visit complete with an iPHR, audio/video interaction, desktop sharing of documents, and more.
Former McKinsey consultant, Rosina thought that there had to be a better way to ask doctors questions than long complex surveys. Founded in 2010, the answer is Truth on Call which lets allow business, media, government and non-profits ask doctors a quick question by text and get a very quick verified reply.
From Orange Labs, Adam built a prototype virtual patient triage and training device using voice recognition, avatars and the Kinect which he showed at Health 2.0 last year. Now the company spun out from Orange Labs, Sense.ly, is a virtual online nurse equipped with a set of remote diagnostic tools.
Ringadoc offers instant audio and video consultations with doctors over any basic phone, smartphone, or computer. Jordan today will be demoing Ringadoc’s physician-calling system with his colleague Buckley. Those of you with long memories may remember this launching at Health 2.0 in 2010 when it was called Telethrive.
Although progress is being made in addressing deficiencies in how care is delivered, the U.S. health care system is still a “broken” system from the perspective of many patients and providers. Many patients still find it difficult to access a health provider. Providers find that reimbursement rules constrain the types of interactions for which they’ll be paid. In response to persistent problems with health care delivery a variety of new approaches to care delivery have emerged. We’ll take a look at a group of companies that have developed technologies to facilitate interactions between patients and providers.