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.
Bart Foster, CEO of SoloHealth, spoke of their Kiosk which measures biometric data and asks a series of questions to give data feedback and empower people to take charge or their personal health.
Shawn Lovering represented session sponsor Safeway Health. The Health Care Marketplaces session was moderated by Matthew Holt and covered topics like the newly launched state and federal exchanges, the impact on insurance plans and providers, and how to educate the consumer. The panel took place on a highly anticipated day: October 1st. The Government proceeded to shut down over the issue while the rest of us continued to adjust to a changing system. Speakers included David Maxwell-Jolley from Covered California, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, J.D. Kleinke, Bill Wehrle from Kaiser Permanente, Mary Scanlon from Xerox, Bart Foster of SoloHealth, and Gary Lauer from eHealth. On-stage conversation was enhanced with demos by Getinsured, Brighter, eHealth, and PokitDok.
The seven companies who were singled out a successes at this panel last year raised more than $140 million in funding over the past 24 months. Want to know who’s next? Check out this year’s panel of Health 2.0 companies who are building tomorrow’s health market leaders, using novel business models.Albert Santelos (CareCloud), Aamer Ghafar (mHealthCoach), and Bart Foster (SoloHealth) will discuss with us their success to date. And what is yet to come. Marco will try to extract the secret formulas that make these companies stand out from the crowd and reveal Health 2.0 Advisors’ Market Monitor product, which helps you put the success of these companies in (data-rich) context.
Inspired by a keynote we heard some time back from Mark Smith at California Health Care Foundation, and by the work of organizations such as West Wireless Health Institute, we’re going to push the envelope on how Health 2.0 technologies and the companies using them can actually lower the cost of health care. Here we show new models for care delivery, new Health 2.0 technologies that reduce costs, and new technology models that take advantage of lightweight tools and rapid cycles for development and deployment. We also address alternate funding models that are tailored for a lower cost, faster and more iterative approach in health technology innovation.
Bart Foster, Founder & CEO, SoloHealth
Bart has a background of being entrepreneurial with big companies (Novartis, Kellogs), but SoloHealth is a start-up on a mission to put thousands of its self-service networked diagnostic units in retail stores across America. You can check (and get educated about) your weight, vision, blood pressure and more. Is this a glimpse into the future of automated routine primary care? Here Bart shows us SoloHealth for the first time.