Monthly Archives: September 2011

Colin Hill on Healthcare 2020

“New types and sources of health care data have become available – or soon will – and in overwhelming quantity.  The federal government is investing $20 billion in Electronic Health Records; industry is developing new electronic transaction standards; and innovators … Continue reading

News & Updates

Mark Smith, president of the California Healthcare Foundation, opened the Health 2.0 Conference that just wrapped up in San Francisco with the bold statement that “Health 2.0 has the promise to change the healthcare industry”. Innovative technologies were spotted and … Continue reading

Experts Weigh In on Big Data Tools

Everyone needs to take big data seriously. The marching order comes from a report from the McKinsey Global Institute. Big data refers to colossal data sets made up of data collected from the past combined with the data now being … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Communities Evolve

When Amy Tenderich was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2003, she felt like she was the only adult in the world who could have something that many think of as a child’s disease. It wasn’t until she started blogging … Continue reading

News & Updates

There’s been some buzz (as usual) about the impact that social media has had on users of health-related tools and cyber communication. Here’s what the EVP for Global Innovation and Integration from Edelman Digital has to say about it. Followed … Continue reading

The Doctors Are In

The Doctors 2.0 pre conference workshop Sunday opened with a panel that included five talented physicians who have had experience as practicing professionals and who are also using their tech know how to improve the way health care is delivered. … Continue reading

A Kinect Hack for Rehab Wins the Code-a-thon

The code-a-thon culminated with a judging session late Sunday afternoon, and Health 2.0 is excited to announce Team Avanade as the first place winner of $4,000! The group created a rehabilitation device to help clinicians and cardiac patients work together … Continue reading

Patients 2.0

Health 2.0 is happy to announce the launch of the patient run Patients 2.0 Web Site. Three web admins have been voted in by their fellow patients and now need your help to populate the site with the content and … Continue reading

Fall Code-a-thon Kicks Off!

Health 2.0’s code-a-thon kicked off Saturday with about 70 developers, designers, information experts, clinicians and patients working together marathon-style to build new health applications and tools. This event continues Health 2.0’s tradition of hosting of online and live developer challenges … Continue reading

What HHS’s Todd Park Wants You to Know

For the past month or so, we’ve been talking about last week’s DC to VC event which gave health information technology startups the chance to pitch their ideas to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. But DC to VC didn’t start or … Continue reading

Educating the Health 2.0 Workforce

As any new field of human activity evolves into something important, its original participants are drawn to it from a range of other fields and bring to it a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. For example, the original computer … Continue reading

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