Monthly Archives: January 2008

BitGym and Virtual Active Team Up for a New App

In the tech world an unanticipated use case occurs when innovators build their own projects on already useful technology. It’s how Virtual Active: BitGym Edition, a new fitness app released today, came about. The iOS app takes into account a … Continue reading

iMedix gets big nod by Matthew Holt

iMedix, a really new start-up that combines search and community messaging in health care won “best start-up” in The Crunchies. The Crunchies is the latest Web 2.0 awards show run by a combo of Web 2.0 tech blogs including TechCrunch, Read/Write … Continue reading

How Health 2.0 is impacting healthcare by Matthew Holt

Go to HIMSS (or actually CHIME) and you’ll find out at least as described in this article called Health 2.0: how the Internet is impacting healthcare. I sounded a lot more together here than when I actually put the talk … Continue reading

Rothman on interaction checkers, and Matthew on DoubleCheckMD, by Matthew Holt

Medical librarian (and apparently best health care IT blogger according to the sadly ridiculous medical blog awards) David Rothman is looking at Online Drug Interaction Checkers. You’ll note that my favorite (DoubleCheckMD, and yes I’m biased!) comes out very well. … Continue reading

People who need people use social media by Jane Sarasohn Kahn

In the most bullish forecast yet on the adoption of social media in health, iCrossing has found that 34% of Americans turn to social media for health research. iCrossing has been analyzing “How America Searches” for financial services, travel, and … Continue reading

Health 2.0 NorthEast Networking Meeting

The Health 2.0 movement continues to grow and in the north-east it now has a new “chapter”!  Mark Modzelewski, from Bang Ventures & Vince Caprio, from NYNBA, are organizing its first networking meeting on January 23rd! The meeting is from … Continue reading

What’s in store for the Health 2.0 Movement in 2008 by Unity Stoakes

For arguments sake, let’s say 2006-ish was the year that Health 2.0 was born. At least that’s when the first new companies really started to take shape in the space and promote innovation in health care in a significant way.  … Continue reading

Health 2.0 around the web

While we were off having fun over the break, quite a lot got written about Health 2.0, so here’s a quick round-up. We start with Forbes which declares that this is the year of small deals (<$50m) in the Web … Continue reading

Presidential Candidate invokes Health 2.0 by Matthew Holt

This is really interesting. In the middle of a speech attacking the current administration’s handling of health IT, a leading Presidential candidate invokes the need for the health care system to deal with Health 2.0. OK, so it’s not a … Continue reading

More on the Presidential plan comparison

Long time THCB friend Steve Beller tells me this: We’ve created a Comparative Analysis of Presidential Health Care Plans, which analyzes much of the details of Susan Blumenthal’s and Kaisers’ work in order to identify top candidates based on voters’ wants … Continue reading

P4P is Dead. Long Live P4P!

Robert Wachter coined the term “hospitalist” in an influential 1996 essay in The New England Journal of Medicine.  Dr. Wachter is Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He currently serves … Continue reading

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