Health 2.0 Houston (H20H) is the local expression of the International Health 2.0 community of professionals who want to revolutionize healthcare through technology. We host speakers, hack-a-thons, happy hours, etc. to promote collaboration and showcase Houston health-related technologies.
This November 24th Health 2.0 Houston has planned our first community service project, helping our amazing friends at Via Colori raise money for the The Center for Hearing and Speech. We’re hoping over 30 H20H members will volunteer for a beautiful afternoon of street art and community service. All our volunteers get a free t-shirt, free parking, […]
Houston’s own M.D. Anderson recently announced a pilot program to treat Leukemia patients with Watson, the supercomputer of Jeopardy fame. Like Sherlock Holmes, this Watson will still be a sidekick to doctors, giving evidence-based treatment advice based on standards of care, while providing the scientific rationale for each choice it makes.
It’s a record year, and we’re only through three quarters. Venture funding in digital health continues to increase, with $1.5B flowing into digital health in 2013 so far. Digital health funding is up 37% relative to Q3 2012 on a total of 145 deals since January 1st.
Registration for the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Space Health Innovation Challenge (hackathon) has begun! New prizes added this week include face time for winners with DreamIt Health Ventures and Health Wildcatters, two leading health accelerators changing the way we innovate healthcare. New sponsors include StartUp Health, the School of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas, and […]
Join us for some end of Summer fun for an Innovation “Show and Tell” at Rosemont Social Club Tuesday, September 10, at 7 PM. We’ve taken over this amazing new hot spot next door to Uchi for drinks and informal introductions to some of Houston’s best entrepreneurs. We’ve also invited key Johnson Space Center staff to visit […]
I was at a Health 2.0 Houston event Aug. 21 where the topic of the evening focused on every doctor’s favorite subject — electronic medical records. Although some might prefer to do so, there’s no turning back the tide of technology in the health care field, and industry insiders say the best thing for providers to […]
WHAT: Health 2.0 Houston and Texas Medical Center presents “Managing Change When Installing a New Electronic Medical Records System,” on Aug. 20 at The National Center for Human Performance. Enda Logan, chief executive officer of Fifth Business, an international change agency, is our guest speaker and will offer his insights of the change management principles needed […]
Health care providers in Texas could soon collect or verify patient information by swiping that patient’s driver’s license. The measure allowing such data collection is one of a handful that the Texas Medical Association is pushing this legislative session to help modernize medical practices. The association is also backing bills that would standardize preauthorization forms […]
You probably saw some of the headlines last week where Box announced that is supporting HIPAA and HITECH compliance, signing Business Associate Agreements, (BAAs) and integrating with several platform app partners such as Doximity, drchrono, TigerText, and Medigram to help seed its new healthcare ecosystem. I also announced that I was formally advising Box on their healthcare strategy.
New research shows how arrays of tiny electronic devices can achieve human-skin-like sensitivity to mechanical force. Arrays of transistors made of nanowires could form the basis of a new class of devices nearly as sensitive to mechanical force as human skin is, according to research published today in Science.