Monthly Archives: August 2012

Gaming Challenge Heads into Phase II: Make it Work

Last year two Johns Hopkins University medical students got on stage at Health Datapalooza III and accepted a $100,000 check. Since then, many have heard of the duo’s company called Symcat. The Symcat app, an online symptom checker, was the … Continue reading

@HHSGov During #Isaac: Use the bReddi
Facebook app

Sitting in my San Francisco office right now, it’s hard to imagine that across the country one of my favorite cities is getting pounded by tropical storm Isaac’s heavy rain and wind. The people of New Orleans and their neighbors … Continue reading

Video: mHealth Coach CEO on Medication Management

Just a few months ago Aamer Ghaffar, CEO of mHealth Coach, got on stage at the Health Datapalooza to demo the company’s Cardiac Recovery Kit, a program designed to keep patients from being readmitted to the hospital. The kit includes … Continue reading

Ask The Experts: Health Care Developer Q&A Panel

We’re excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 9th at the 6th annual Health 2.0 conference, we will be presenting a lunchtime Developer Q&A panel. Health care IT is a booming industry and developers are in high demand, so we’ve … Continue reading

News & Updates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule for Meaningful Use Stage 2. CMS also pushed back the deadline for conversion to the ICD-10 coding system to Oct. 1, 2014. Happtique launched its pilot program for mRx. … Continue reading

Reduce Elder Care Spending by Helping Seniors to Avoid Hospitals

The Obama Administration’s comprehensive health care reform law tackles the nation’s health care spending crisis in several ways. It also addresses spending on Medicare, one of the nation’s costliest programs, in several ways. One way that Affordable Care Act doesn’t … Continue reading

Video: Shanghai Code-a-thon Time Lapse

Haven’t yet had time to check out a code-a-thon for yourself? When code-a-thon goers try to explain to first timers exactly what an event is like, they talk about that scene from “The Social Network” movie when hackers sit in … Continue reading

News & Updates

MyHealthTeams landed $1.75M in funding last week from Adams Street Partners and 500 Startups. MyHealthTeams develops condition-specific online and mobile applications that help people with chronic diseases connect. It currently offers networks for Breast Cancer and Autism. Allscripts and Microsoft … Continue reading

AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch

Please join us for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, Friday, September 21 at the New Orleans Convention Center. Health Innovation@50+ is the premier showcase featuring the most exciting companies in the “50 and over” health technology and innovation sector. The pitch … Continue reading

Blue Button Mashup Challenge

Just by using Blue Button (, more than 750,000 seniors, Veterans and other service members and their families can download their health and medical records and actively take part in their health care. The Consumer eHealth Program in the Office … Continue reading

Video: Mitch Rothschild on Aggregating Physician Ratings

Mitch Rothschild is the co-founder of MDx Medical, parent company of Vitals. Vitals is a physician ratings site that pulls information from a number of sources. In this video taken at the Health 2.0 Spring Fling, Rothschild explains which sources … Continue reading

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