Monthly Archives: January 2012

News & Updates

Health care expense manager Simplee raised $6 million in a Series A round of venture capital funding. The round was led by The Social+Capital Partnership. United Healthcare will release Health4Me, an app used to understand the cost variation among various … Continue reading

Winners of the Academy Developer Challenge

Health 2.0 and AcademyHealth are excited to announce that an experimental application to track patients’ care experiences in real time is the winner of  the Relevant Evidence to Advance Care and Health (REACH) Developer Challenge. An international team of researchers … Continue reading

Object Brest Cancer

Project Object Brest Cancer allows patients and survivors to 3D print artistic renderings of their masses based on their own MRI data. According to the site, “OBC intends its amulets to be empowering, to facilitate dialogue and bring attention to … Continue reading

BetaBait Needs (Health) Beta Testers

Fancy yourself a first adopter? BetaBait is a service that aims to make finding new apps a whole lot easier. The company itself went into beta last month, providing developers with a site to showcase their nearly complete products and … Continue reading

Health Hack the Planet

We’re happy to announce the launch of the Health 2.0 Developers World Cup. Similar to our existing Code-a-thons, we’re inviting teams of developers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to compete in live competitions to build applications and tools that improve healthcare world wide. The winners … Continue reading

Video from the Healthper Launch at Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011

In this short video from Healthper‘s launch at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 conference, Healthper President John Hammitt walks through the features of the health game and social network platform. This program employs incentives to keep users involved, and top-scoring challenge … Continue reading

Wrapping up the CI Summit with a Health Affairs Chat

The Care Innovations Summit wrapped up with a fireside chat, and moderator Susan Dentzer observed that there hadn’t been much discussion about the Medicaid population throughout the day, even though the summit was co-hosted by the Centers for Medicare and … Continue reading

Basic science, clinical data, and the personal desires of the patient

Despite spending $150B a year on cancer diagnosis and treatment in the United States, the statistics are bleak: 85% of lung cancer patients die within a year and 15% of new cancer diagnoses are incorrect. In trying to learn where … Continue reading

How Do You Define and Find who Needs Care?

After delivering an opening keynote at the Care Innovations Summit, Dr. Atul Gawande returned later to moderate a panel on delivering care to the chronically ill. In a conversation with Gawande, CEO of WellPoint/CareMore Alan Hoops told him that CareMore, … Continue reading

Culture, Process and Technology

Members of the primary care innovation panel agreed that the health care system needs to move away for the traditional fee for service model. Their discussion brought up three immediate challenges to doing that: innovations around technology are essential, but … Continue reading

Case Studies in Primary Care Innovation

Dr. Lonny Reisman, Chief Medical Officer, for Aetna described how Aetna is leveraging HIT solutions to facilitate improved care delivery. Their acquisition of Medicity has allowed them to create an health information exchange to power functionality needed to create ACOs, … Continue reading

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