Health 2.0 is just getting into the mainstream. Other tools and approaches like disease management and patient safety seem to have been held back because they can’t prove the elusive ROI. Others, like EMRs & ACOs and almost any med tech intervention and drug you can think of seem to roll right ahead. Thus, how should we think about the business future and likely impact of the technologies we show on stage? What should we all be saying to the health care system? Patient safety expert and all around witty gadfly Michael Millenson joins Matthew Holt to make some suggestions.
October 1st marked the first day that not only Covered California marketplace opened but the entire nation’s health care market. As close to 54 Million American citizens become insured, the challenge is how to make sure these individuals are getting the best, most affordable, care they can. This breakout brought to stage 5 companies making impressive strides in health care equality.
Michael Millenson, President of Health Quality Advisors, moderates this eclectic panel of physician search tools.
A demo by Samer Hamadeh, CEO of Zeel. Zeel is an online network for booking health and wellness appointments for people seeking improved health and wellness, primarily through complementary and alternative medicine or CAM.
Jeff Cutler, Executive VP and General Manager of Vitals, demos their updated site. Vitals is a tool for patients to find, connect and prepare for their doctors appointments. Explore a physician’s patient ratings, credentials, video profiles and more!
Rekha Reddy, Founder of Rekha’s List, is a physician who created this website to help patient’s find low cost community health services.
Scott Sangster, CEO of Health in Reach, introduces us to their website which helps people find the lowest prices from qualified dentists and doctors, then easily book appointments online. Their target audience is people who are uninsured, and their goal is to make healthcare more available and affordable to these people.
Frederic Llordachs, VP of Marketing and Sales, and Co-Founder of Doctoralia, showcases their global platform to search for physicians. Patients can search for a physician, read reviews, and book appointments.
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?