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.
Funding models for health IT are changing. Incentive systems in mainstream health care may be too—but perhaps not fast enough. Listen to what several veteran technology entrepreneurs and VCs say about what’s needed for new opportunities and hear feedback from a new breed of “investors” as well. Panelists include Don Casey (CEO, West Wireless Health Institute), Esther Dyson (Chairman, EDventure Holdings), Lisa Suennen (Managing Member, Psilos Group), Mitchell Kapor (Founder, Kapor Capital), and Bryan Roberts (Managing General Partner, Venrock Associate).
Come to Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston (May 14-15) to learn about how incubators and investors are challenging traditional investment models in health IT.