Author Archives: Deb Linton

How an iPad can give a voice to special needs children

Jo Ashline is a columnist for the Orange County Register who regularly writes about parenting special needs children. We were particularly interested in her recent piece discussing the therapeutic use of iPads with non-verbal children and wanted to share it … Continue reading

“Public Data for Cancer Prevention and Control Challenge” Moving to Phase II!

This summer, ONC’s Investing in Innovation program (i2), in partnership with National Cancer Institute, launched the “Using Public Data for Cancer Prevention and Control: From Innovation to Impact” challenge.  ONC was terrifically pleased with the quality of the entries submitted … Continue reading

Reducing Hospital Readmissions is as Easy as Ensuring Safe Transitions

That nearly one in five patients discharged from a hospital will be readmitted may be surprising to some, but it’s encouraging to know that many of these readmissions can be prevented simply by improving communication and coordination between patients, caregivers, … Continue reading

Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade conferences, where the latest products are … 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

Jobs Outlook: Health 2.0 Wants to Know

On Sept 8th, President Obama announced the massive American Jobs Act. With the increased focus on job creation, Health 2.0 wants your input to help push this exciting agenda forward. To do this, Health 2.0 has put together a quick … Continue reading

Join Us For Tomorrow’s Health 2.0 Show

Join us, tomorrow, October 19th at 10:00 AM PST as Matthew and Indu recap highlights from the 5th annual Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. They’ll be joined by two special guests: first, Alexandra Drane of Eliza will discuss and take another … Continue reading

Who Said Federal Agencies Aren’t Nimble?!

Working on a health data project? Think federal transparency is cool? Chris Haffer, Director of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Program reminds us that a health-data-geek’s best friend is still the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. - Deb Linton A … Continue reading

How Remicade Infusion Pow-Wows Are Empowering Patients

Sean Ahrens is one of Health 2.0′s fastest rising stars. At the age of 12, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, an incurable, inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. After having several devastating flare-ups, he went on a quest to … Continue reading

How Steve Jobs Influenced Health

Industry leaders reflect on how Steve Jobs has influenced health care.

The Crazy Ones

We didn’t expect or think that the passing of someone, whom we’ve never met before, would leave us so sad today.  The death of Steve Jobs, reminded us of how it is always possible to make one’s work, one’s passion … Continue reading

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