Health 2.0 2017

By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2017
Day 1 of last week’s Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California was a Provider Symposium, where innovation personnel at some of the nation’s large and notable health systems came together to speak about their experiences around innovation, big data, and patient engagement, among other topics. Data isn’t enough: Machine learning, big data, and interoperability One theme that emerged from...
By MobiHealthNews October 6, 2017
Correction: The AARP challenge has been replaced with this year's competition and winner. This year was the 11th anniversary of Health 2.0, a yearly health tech conference that explores the newest in digital health with eyes for what’s still to come. This year marked the first Health 2.0 conference since the show was acquired by HIMSS, MobiHealthNews's parent company. [Sorry you missed the show...
By Jonah Comstock October 6, 2017
Health insurers Cigna and UnitedHealthcare both took the stage in deep dive sessions at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California this week. The two insurers both spoke on the same general theme: what it means to be a customer-centered health insurer in 2017, and how technology can support that vision. “‘Putting the customer at the center of all we do’ is an easy phrase, but for a...
By Jonah Comstock October 6, 2017
Pharma companies are as excited as anyone about the shift to value-based care and the ways that technology can enable it, but they’re increasingly skeptical about the speed of that change. At Health 2.0 this week in Santa Clara, California, at a panel moderated by Kian Beyzavi, principal investor at KBeyzavi and Associates, several innovation executives at pharmaceuticals talked about value-based...
By Dave Muoio October 5, 2017
Mobile textile company Sensoria Fitness and Genesis Rehab Services, a subsidiary of Genesis HealthCare have entered into a strategic partnership to form a new company called Sensoria Health, the companies announced on stage at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara. Sensoria Health will be using digitally-enhanced footwear — such as the updated Sensoria smart sock and new Sensoria smart shoes — to monitor the...
By Jonah Comstock October 4, 2017
Many digital health companies focus on tracking movement and exercise, the “calories out” half of the weight loss equation. But efforts to track the other side, “calories in,” in any quantitative way, have proved elusive. But while others try everything from spectrometry to blood sugar monitoring to help people automatically monitor their eating habits, Klue, a new startup that launched today at...
By Dave Muoio October 4, 2017
San Francisco-based Amino has added a new cost ratings functionality to its online healthcare marketplace platform. Employers and employees subscribed to the paid version of Amino’s service, Amino Plus, will be able to compare the cost of treatment, surgery, and now chronic care with each nearby provider, and gauge these against the app’s previously implemented care quality ratings. “Across all 1...
By Jonah Comstock October 4, 2017
After running its G4A (Grants4Apps) program in Berlin for five years, Bayer is launching a new accelerator program in the United States, the company announced at Health 2.0’s Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California yesterday. While the plans for the new venture, dubbed G4A Generator, are still being developed, Barton Warner, VP of strategy and portfolio management at Bayer, did share some...
By Jonah Comstock October 3, 2017
All of the diverse operations of Verily, the life sciences technology company that began its life as Google X Life Sciences, can be summed up with a simple sentence: We should be treating our bodies at least as well as we treat our cars. At the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara this week, Verily Chief Technology Officer Brian Otis spoke with Health 2.0 cofounder and CEO Dr. Indu Subaya on...
By Jonah Comstock October 3, 2017
Today at Health 2.0, Teladoc rolled out the first tangible fruits of its acquisition of Best Doctors: a new mobile app for clients of both services. "For over 20 million people today, Teladoc [delivers] healthcare that drives better convenience, better value, and better outcomes," Nita Stella, vice president of product strategy, said during a demo of the new app at the conference. "Now with our...