Monthly Archives: May 2012

Winners: Boston Big Data Code-A-Thon @athenahealth

Boston was a beautiful 80 degreess today, but inside athenahealth’s headquarters, developers kept their heads cool while the competition heated up. Health 2.0′s Boston Code-a-thon is a coding competition designed around using big data to build exciting new applications and tools … Continue reading

Boston Tackles Health Care Using Big Data at the Health 2.0 Code-A-Thon

In another sign of how strong the Boston health-tech and developer communities are, more than 70 participants shirked the perfect weather and blue bird skies to huddle inside to improve health care. They came together to generate and implement innovative … Continue reading

John de Souza on Parenting, Persistence and Being MedHelp’s CEO

MedHelp hosts hundreds of forums for medical questions online. The company’s CEO John de Souza will join us for a fireside chat at Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston.  Indu Subaiya: You said you can’t decide if you like something until you’re … Continue reading

Choosing Wisely Involving Patients in the Campaign

You might not have heard of the Choosing Wisely campaign yet, but there’s been more talk about it in the blogosphere and in the news since the movement launched last year. Especially since one of the groups behind the campaign, … Continue reading

Angie’s List is Looking Beyond Rating Systems for Health Care

Matthew Holt: I’m really excited that I’m interviewing Roys Laux, who is the GM of Health & Wellness at Angie’s List. So let’s start off with, many people probably noticed that your folks have been at Health 2.0 a couple … Continue reading

Athenahealth on How Acquisitions Led to
New Products

Karl Zachar is VP of business development at athenahealth and deals with mergers and acquisitions. Zachar will participate in a fireside chat: The Anatomy of a Successful Partnership at Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston. Read other interviews from the series here.  Matthew Holt: You … Continue reading

Kaiser’s Health Management App Now for iPhones

This isn’t the first time that health plan and health care provider Kaiser Permanente has gone mobile, but it’s KP’s first launch of an iPhone application that lets members view their medical information on their phones. Kaiser launched its very … Continue reading

News & Updates

EveryMove Inc. raised $2.6 million in Series A Financing from Premera Blue Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (managed through Sandbox Industries) and angel investors. EveryMove is building a platform that will help people … Continue reading

Pfizer VP of Worldwide Innovation on Collaborating with Small Companies

Wendy Mayer is Vice President of Worldwide Innovation at pharmaceutical company Pfizer. She’ll join us on our Customers panel at Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston. Here Mayer discusses how a large organization like Pfizer goes about working with smaller organizations.  Matthew Holt: … Continue reading

Breaking Down the Process of Innovation:
The Value of Community

In just about a month, the third Annual Health Datapalooza will take place in Washington, DC - a celebration of data-driven healthcare innovation (tax-payer funded data, by the way).  The part of the program that I’m personally looking forward to … Continue reading

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