Since it’s inception in 2008, Launch! has introduced over 45 new companies and products, including Unity Medical, Remedy Ventures, TheCarrot, and the WSJ’s 2010 top (and not just in health!) start-up company, Castlight Health. This year’s Launch! featured Basis, Clarimed, Carecoach, GLU, GoodRx, HealthPer, Medify, Numera Social, 1 + 1 Labs, and WellnessFX. Watch the video to find which Health 2.0 company won and took home a main stage spot at our San Francisco 2012 conference!
With federal dollars funding comparative effectiveness research and health plans, providers, pharma, and consumer product companies mining vast amounts of health data – how will our system become smarter? At the San Francisco Fall Conference 2011 we heard from the leaders in the new world of analytics and asked the question: Can Big Data inform better decisions for better health care outcomes?
Peter Levin, Chief Technology Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
CTO at the VA since June 2009, Peter has overseen the radically successful VA innovation challenge, the famous–and now expanded to everyone–Blue Button initiative and the VAi2 challenge grant funds. And then there’s that little VA project called VistA. In this video, he discusses these projects and more with Health 2.0’s Indu Subaiya. This is part of the panel “Innovation Showcase: The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge”at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
William Barkis is an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation. In this video he tells us about US Ignite– an initiative that seeks to spark the creation of killer apps for a gigabit per second network and invite health application developers to get involved. This is from the panel “Innovation Showcase: The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge” at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
Abdul Shaikh, Program Director at the National Cancer Institute
Abdul seems to have been involved in the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge since the start, and we’ve had him talk about previous NCI challenges on the Health 2.0 Show, at the HDI meeting and at our Spring Fling. In this video we have him back announcing the four interim winners of the first ONC-backed Challenge, the NCI Using Public Data for Cancer Prevention and Control: From Innovation to Impact. This announcement took place at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
George Halvorson, CEO, Kaiser Permanente
When George became the first non-physician head of Kaiser Permanente, few suspected that the organization could transform itself in the way it has. KP has become a leading example of a heath system using their revolutionary patient electronic health record. Kaiser’s also become a model for health reform and the ACO, a leader in improving health services research and translating that to improved outcomes, and a multibillion dollar contributor to community health programs. Much of this is described in George’s books Health Care Will Not Reform Itself and forthcoming Health Care Should Not Bankrupt America. Here George to tells us what we can expect from Kaiser in a world in which its rivals are catching up. This is a keynote speech opening the panel “Employers, Payers and the Great Health 2.0 Awakening”at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
“Self Management Tools and Trackers” was a panel at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 conference.