Health 2.0 2018

By Jonah Comstock October 8, 2018
Mira, the women’s health startup that launched last month at TechCrunch disrupt and won a recent startup competition at Health 2.0, has moved fast. The three-year old company has 36 employees, a device nearly on the market, and FDA and CE Mark clearances. And almost unheard of for a tech startup, it does its own manufacturing. “We built 11,000 square feet of manufacturing facility ourselves,...
By Jonah Comstock October 4, 2018
Editor's note: A previous version of this article said that the Aysa app would be sold with a $1.99 annual subscription. This has been corrected to $9.99.  Clinical decision support tool maker VisualDx officially launched Aysa, its first consumer-facing app, last month at Health 2.0 in San Francisco. The app allows users to upload pictures of skin lesions or rashes, enter some additional...

Meg Barron, center, speaks on a panel on innovation at Health 2.0's Provider Symposium last week.

By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2018
The American Medical Association has moved past merely calling out “digital health snake oil.” Over the last few years, the organization has dedicated a lot of resources to fostering positive digital health innovation — and making sure that innovation is physician-led whenever possible. “If there’s over 300,000 [digital health] apps and solutions, and over 40,000 that are directly patient-facing...
(L to R) Dr. Anthony Chang, David King, Matt Menning, Dr. Steven Lane, and Dr. Eric Louie

(L to R) Dr. Anthony Chang, David King, Matt Menning, Dr. Steven Lane, and Dr. Eric Louie speak on a panel at Health 2.0.

By Jonah Comstock September 21, 2018
Big data, machine learning, and interoperability are all topics we’ve been hearing about for many years in health tech. But in fact these banner ideas are deeply intertwined with one another. Machine learning requires a certain amount and type of big data — and interoperability plays a large role in whether or not researchers can gain access to the data they need to train models effectively. At a...
Ricardo Prada speaking at Health 2.0

Indu Subaiya and Ricardo Prada chat on stage at Health 2.0's Fall Conference.

By Dave Muoio and Jonah Comstock September 21, 2018
Data privacy has long been a concern in healthcare, but the past year has seen consumers increasingly concerned about whether or not their devices are always listening. Speaking onstage at Health 2.0's Fall Conference this week in Santa Clara, California with Health 2.0 cofounder and EVP Indu Subaiya, Ricardo Prada, principal UX researcher at Google, said that his company is well aware of the...
The three finalists of the RWJF's AI Challenge pose together on stage at Health 2.0
By Dave Muoio September 19, 2018
The victors of two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) pitch competitions were recently announced following a live judging session held at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. There, judges named Buoy Health’s chatbot for patient health education the winner of RWJF’s AI Challenge, while social addiction support platform Sober Grid claimed first prize in the organization’s Opioid Challenge....
By Laura Lovett September 19, 2018
Healthcare innovation is sprouting up all over the globe. From Israel to China, investment dollars are pouring into digital health — in fact, many emerging markets are now leading the way in healthcare technology.  “Innovation happens at the edges and all around us,” Eugene Borukovich, global head of digital health incubation and innovation at Bayer, said at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa...
Chris Pesce talks to himss tv at health 2.0 conference
By HIMSS TV September 18, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
Sam Inkinen speaking on stage at Health 2.0
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2018
Much of the discussion at Health 2.0’s Provider Symposium on Sunday was focused on innovation within the healthcare system. But the lessons Virta CEO Sami Inkinen shared from his company’s journey amounted to a different message: Sometimes it’s easier, or even essential, to innovate outside the traditional healthcare system. Inkinen’s startup makes the controversial claim that it reverses Type 2...
By Dave Muoio September 18, 2018
Fresh Tri, a healthy behavior app developed through a partnership between neuroscience-focused design firm engagedIN and Walmart, will be rolled out this week for Walmart employees staffing 4,700 retail locations, the two companies announced here at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. The app, which has already been tested by thousands of Walmart associates, encourages users to set specific...

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