Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Holiday: Tablets at Health 2.0

Sprint sent us the HTC EVO View 4G and Motorola Photon 4G Matthew Holt, co-founder of Health 2.0 and a Jolly Saint Nick, dropped these toys off on my desk last week. With a twinkle in his eye and deep … Continue reading

The Next Generation of Health 2.0

SaaS and cloud-based medical record products and services are headed to most physician offices if they aren’t there already. But what else is needed to improve doctors’ ability to deliver care in the office? This video from the Health 2.0 Fall … Continue reading

News & Updates

The University of North Carolina Hospitals are tagging all surgical supplies with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Instead of manually counting surgical supplies, the surgeon can quickly scan the surgical cavity with a RFID-detector to confirm that all surgical tools … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Europe-the view from “hip” Berlin

It’s morning on Day 2 of Health 2.0 Europe. We’re at the on the campus of Charité Hospital and University of Medecine (in the old East Berlin) in the Langenbeck-Virchow Building which is now a conference center for medical societies … Continue reading

Mark Smith Keynote: San Francisco Health 2.0 Conference 2011

Mark Smith, President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, is one of the wittiest people in health care. Yet, in his keynote at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference, Smith isn’t afraid to deliver the cold, hard truth about … Continue reading

56 million patients access information through EHRs

Twenty-four percent of U.S. patients, or 56 million people, were found to have accessed their medical information on an electronic health record this year. That number compares to only 5% of patients who used an EHR last year. The recent … Continue reading

Novartis Announces Judging Panel for the CardioEngagement Challenge

Novartis and Health 2.0 are excited to announce the judging panel for the Novartis CardioEngagement Challenge. With cash awards totaling $160,000, the Novartis CardioEngagement Challenge represents one of Health 2.0’s largest innovation competitions to date. The Novartis CardioEngagment Challenge encourages … Continue reading

Are Health Apps the Cure for Anything That Ails You?

With about 9,000 consumer health apps currently available in the iTunes store, it seems like almost all smart phone users can download their way to better health these days. The store offers a mindboggling array of creative apps, including ones … Continue reading

Planning for data explosion, Red Hat acquires Gluster

“Analysts expect that 80% of all data growth is going to be unstructured data,” Ranga Rangachari, general manager of storage at Red Hat, said. In anticipation of this obstacle for those who store and work with data, Red Hat, an … Continue reading

Welcome and Opening Presentation: Video from Health 2.0′s San Francisco Conference 2011

Health 2.0’s Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya welcome attendees to the conference in this video by providing an overview of how far Health 2.0, the movement, has come and what to expect in the year ahead. The conference kicks off … Continue reading

Yet More and Different Unmentionables: Video from Health 2.0′s San Francisco 2011 Conference

The Unmentionables Panel debuted at the San Francisco Fall 2010 conference and turned out to be the best-rated panel of the entire show. This year it was back with even more issues that aren’t talked about enough in health care. … Continue reading

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