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.
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.
TEDMED 2013 in Washington DC was an unforgettable experience. The Rock Health team joined 1,800 thought leaders from across the country to hear brillant short talks, experience imaginative art performances, and connect with others seeking to change healthcare.
Seventy percent of doctors report that at least one patient is sharing some form of health measurement data with them, according to Manhattan Research’s annual “Taking the Pulse” online survey of 2,950 practicing physicians.
So far, it’s been a great year for Health 2.0 Houston! We’ve “connected the dots” between health innovators, developers, and medical professionals. We’ve met lots of great people, some awesome companies, and successfully conducted our first hack-a-thon. We’ve made friends with NASA, Nate Gross from Doximity.com and Rock Health, the Medical Futures Lab at Rice [...]
Health:Refactored is a Health 2.0 conference taking place in Silicon Valley, May 13 – 14, 2013 for developers and designers to learn and share the latest hacks, hone their skills, and make the necessary connections to thrive in the health industry. With the industry rapidly evolving, the potential to improve lives through health technology is [...]
What are your plans for the weekend? Grabbing coffee with a friend, catching up on laundry? How about solving a widespread problem in healthcare? That’s what attendees of the inaugural Health 2.0 Houston Code-a-thon did on March 23-24 at Platform Houston. The Code-a-thon brought together medical professionals, patients and software developers to tackle existing problems [...]
During Lyn Votour’s struggle against bone cancer and a cascade of complications, her husband slept with her in the intensive care unit for nine weeks. Back home in Central Massachusetts, he changed her bandages, replaced her feeding tube, and shielded her from debt collectors. And as she lay dying on the hospital bed in their [...]
Currently, anyone can crowdfund products, projects, causes, and sometimes debt. Current U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations make crowdfunding companies (i.e. selling stocks rather than products on crowdfund platforms) illegal. The only way to sell stocks to the public at large under the current law is through the heavily regulated Initial Public Offering (IPO) process.