Health 2.0 is the premiere showcase and catalyst for the advancement of new health technologies. Through a global series of conferences, developer competitions, and leading market intelligence, Health 2.0 drives the innovation and collaboration necessary to transform health and health care. In addition to our flagship event held in the Bay Area each Fall, we host events around the world including in Europe, Latin America and India, and new for 2015 Korea and Japan.
The term Web 2.0 has been around since 2003. The O’Reilly organization both coined the term and started the Web 2.0 Conference. Meanwhile over at The Health Care Blog and in his by now relatively long consulting career, Matthew Holt had been following technology in health care since the early 1990s. Some of his eHealth era reminisces were relatively poignant…
Indu Subaiya, a healthcare consultant and entrepreneur was similarly starting to follow Web 2.0 trends and their impact on health as she embarked on designing a prototype for a medical record-sharing website.
Towards the middle of 2006 several start-ups began targeting healthcare using Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis, mash-ups, video, blogs, communities, and user-generated data. And to be fair Wondir which was sucked into the Revolution Health vortex started a now defunct blog called Health 2.0 in late 2005. In early November 2006 Matthew did a podcast with 3 Health 2.0 companies on THCB, and the community was beginning to emerge.
Two events crystallized this. First an article in Business 2.0 (part of CNNMoney these days) which was the first “mainstream” mention of Health 2.0 outside the blogs, and the December 2006 Healthcamp “unconference” in which several of us got talking about the topic. (Here’s a photo with Enoch Choi standing & talking and Matthew apparently falling asleep on his hand at the far end of the table! And here’s Indu eating health food!).
Indu and Matthew started kicking around the idea of a next steps on Health2.0 in January 2006 and after a few changes in team, partnerships and timing they created an advisory board, and talked about holding a conference. After discussions with a couple of original charter sponsors (thanks to Mike Haymaker at Cisco, and Daniel Palestrant at Sermo for taking the plunge) they committed to holding a conference on September 20, 2007 in San Francisco. That conference massively exceeded expectations, with nearly 500 attendees, and a hundred more on a wait list.
Today Health 2.0 has grown into a global movement of over 100,000+ entrepreneurs, developers, and healthcare stakeholders. At its core, it is a digital health media company, and in addition to its signature event in Santa Clara, has run conferences in Europe, Latin America, India, Japan and more. It has been at these events, that we’ve debuted hundreds of companies to the world, including Basis, Castlight Health and Practice Fusion. Our expansive grassroots network of chapters in 90+ cities worldwide continues to fuel our company mission and brings together all sectors of healthcare from around the world. Proud to be a diverse group, we are united by our belief that digital tools will empower and enable people to live healthier lives.
Health 2.0’s events preview the best health technologies worldwide. Leading experts and entrepreneurs mingle at our series of events to learn, discuss, and make connections.
The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge is an innovation competition program that crowdsources innovation and encourages multidisciplinary teams to tackle important health problems using technology.
Health 2.0's unique industry positioning and experience has given us an unrivaled depth of knowledge in the Health 2.0 space. We leverage that knowledge to help you understand what’s coming next in health technology and how best to benefit.
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The online source to view every demo, panel, product launch, and interview held at Health 2.0 conferences.
Across the world, over 76 grassroots Chapters meet regularly to advance health technology. Find out how you can join this determined league of innovators.
Indu is the entrepreneurial force behind Health 2.0's vision and growth. When she's not inventing new products and services and co-curating the annual event with Matthew, she is a mom, writer and film aficionado who actually likes living in Los Angeles.
Matthew's been working on health care & IT for more than 20 years. He started The Health Care Blog in 2003 and co-founded Health 2.0 in 2007 and he remains hopeful that new technologies can improve everyone's health care experience.
Health 2.0 Chapters are grassroots groups of innovators who meet regularly with the mission to cultivate and propel health technology in their communities.
Find your local Chapter and join the movement. Contact Deepa Mistry to start a new Chapter in your area.
Health 2.0 runs its own news site, Health 2.0 News and our team also frequently contribute to our sister site The Health Care Blog. We also have been featured heavily in the press over the years because we’re recognized as being the epi-center of new health technology.
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November 14, 2015 Dr. Madara’s 2015 Interim Meeting Address
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October 20, 2015 Big spenders, bad oucomes: Can Health IT Help?
October 16, 2015 Fragmentation Frustrates Digital Healthcare Innovation
October 13, 2015 Health 2.0 Confronts Entrenched Health Challenges
October 13, 2015 Sensoria’s True Wearable Tech Comes to Aid at Health 2.0
October 11, 2015 Key for Health IT Entrepreneurs: Don’t Disrupt the Wrong Thing
August 11, 2015 mHealth Technology Awarded in NewYork-Presbyterian Contest