Health 2.0 Announces Launch! and 2013 Fall Conference Highlights 7th Annual Fall Conference Sept 29-Oct 2, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As open enrollment in health insurance exchanges kicks off across the country, the forces driving the transformation of health care – consumers, big data, health care marketplaces, and the "unplatform" technology revolution – converge at the 7th annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference, September 29-October 2 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Join more than 2,000 health tech executives, entrepreneurs, practitioners, politicians, investors, and patients on the forefront of revolutionizing health care from health care and health policy frontlines, including keynotes by Bruce Broussard, Humana's newly-minted CEO, and Gavin Newsom, California's Lieutenant Governor.

Health 2.0 announces the very latest innovations in health technology with Launch!, featuring a crop of 10 young, buzz-worthy companies making their debut in a series of rapid-fire, back-to-back, 3.5-minute demos (Tuesday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m.). "While technological innovation alone cannot improve health care quality and rein in out-of-control costs, technology is the engine fueling the shift to greater patient empowerment that is demanding health care to become more transparent, interactive, and humane," says Indu Subaiya, MD, CEO and co-creator of Health 2.0.

Conference Highlights

This year's Launch! debuts includes:

  • Intellectyx, a tool to minimize patient health care expenses while maximizing savings
  • Medlio, an all-digital health insurance payment experience
  • Liviam, a social platform enabling patients to communicate with their extended care team
  • The SmartPatient Experience, a mobile app for post-hospital discharge patient surveys
  • Genetrainer, a service that optimizes fitness resources and advice based on user DNA
  • InvolveCare, a web /mobile app connecting patients with friends and family for meals, rides, and visits
  • Recovery Record, an app to support both eating disorder patients and treatment practitioners
  • Vimty, a tool to assist individuals and families with end-of-life health care decision.
  • Mevoked, an analytics platform that correlates online/mobile behavior to mental health wellness
  • OM Signal, a wearable communications sensor woven into clothing.

More than 180 speakers who are health, tech, and business leaders from across the country and around the world, among them Jamie Heywood, PatientsLikeMe; Tim Kelsey, NHS; Mary Scanlon, Xerox; Bill Wehrle, Kaiser Permanente; Gabrielle Glaser, Author; Charlie Wiggins, Remedy Systems; Lloyd Dean, Dignity Health; Farzad Mostashari, ONC; Lygeia Ricciardi, ONC; and Tina Joros, Allscripts.

Winners of the XPRIZE and Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE will be unveiled live on stage at Health 2.0 on October 2 – the culmination of a competition among 12 international finalists for a $2.25 million prize to advance the use of sensor technology to measure and manage health.

3 CEOs, the popular session with top journalists interviewing leading health company executives – Christine Robins of BodyMedia, Jeff Tangney of Doximity, and Peter Hudson of iTriage – for their insights about Health 2.0's impact on their businesses and on health care in general.

DC to VC 2013: HIT Startup Showcase, a special pre-conference session with eight health IT startup finalists from across the country pitching their ideas and products to a packed room of health IT professionals, government officials, venture capitalists, and angel investors to win funding in a format modeled after the TV show "The Voice."

200+ live demos throughout the conference will showcase more breakthrough health technologies such as Fitbit, MedHelp,  Treato, Withings, ehealth, Brighter, Pokitdok, Alere, athenahealth, Box, Syapse, Mana Health, and HealthPrize.

About Health 2.0
Co-founded by Indu Subaiya and journalist Matthew Holt (The Health Care Blog), Health 2.0 has continuously promoted, showcased, and catalyzed health IT solutions and innovations through conferences, hackathons, prize competitions, media, and its Health 2.0 consulting group. More than a business trend, Health 2.0 encompasses the emerging practices, technologies, and social behaviors that are transforming the delivery and economics of health care. For more information on the conference, please visit our web site here.

CONTACT: Sophie Park, +1-760-604-3563, sophie@health2con.com

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