A partnership between Health 2.0 & Moregenthaler Ventures, DC to VC is the culmination of a nationwide contest to find the best venture-backable startup ideas in health IT. Finalists presented their startup ideas on stage to a packed room of health IT professionals, government officials, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors in a format modeled after the TV show, The Voice.
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.
A group of panelists gathered to discuss the new policies we are facing as the health care reform is established. Panelists include Healthcare Economist and Author, J.D. Kleinke, Sol Ross from the HHS, Rob Cronin of WCG, and Marcia Hatch from Gunderson Dettmer. The panel was moderated by Nate Gross, Co-Founder at Doximity.
The demand from advocates from healthcare reform, including President Obama, is to “bend the curve” and make health care more affordable. Are the Health 2.0 tools and services we’ve been seeing a key part of the solution?
J.D. Kleinke and Amy Romano, Childbirth Connection, talk about J.D.’s new book Catching Babies, where the field of OB/GYN serves as a microcosm for debates in the wider healthcare system.
Matthew Holt & Indu Subaiya introduce the agenda for the first day of the Health 2.0 2011 San Diego Spring Fling. Also, all six Fireside Chats: 6 interviewers, 6 interviewees, in conversation on our comfy couches. Each takes a turn asking the questions and then being in the hot seat.