Join the H20H community!

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.

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Free presentation space at Medical World Americas

Registration for free presentation space in the Launch Health Lounge at Medical World Americas (MWA) is now open.  MWA is an all-new, annual conference and exposition in Houston that gives medical professionals from across the Americas a top-quality, wide-ranging forum for addressing the issues and exploring the technologies that will enhance patient care.

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Space Health Challenge has ignition!

Collaborate with extraterrestrial health experts to tackle space travel’s most intriguing health problems.  Join Health 2.0 Houston and other local innovators on February 7th – 9th at Rice University in Houston, TX and dive in with experienced engineers, programmers, designers and scientists. Our friends at Houston’s Johnson Space Center have provided some amazing, real world challenges.  The […]

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Join us for Via Colori, and spend a beautiful afternoon volunteering together!

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, […]

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Leukemia is elementary, my dear?

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.

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Funding on the rise, no surprise: Rock Health 3Q Digital Health Funding

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.

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Innovation “Show and Tell” at Rosemont Social Club

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 […]

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Like it or not, electronic health records are here to stay

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 […]

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Managing Change When Installing a New Electronic Medical Records System

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 […]

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In Texas, health data = driver’s license

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 […]

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Box Picking Up Where Google Health Left Off

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.

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