WTF Health is a new video series hosted by Jessica DaMassa that seeks answers to the question, “what’s the future (WTF) of health?” Wait. Hold on. You thought WTF meant something else? Oh right. Well, it means that too. After all, healthcare is an industry we all love, and love to hate. Recently we caught up with Jessica to find out WTF is going on in the ever-changing world of health and technology, and learn more about her labor of love (and awesome .health domain), WTF.Health.
We returned last week from the SHSMD Connections conference in Seattle from Oct 6-10 where we were excited to join thousands of healthcare marketers, creative strategists, and integral supporting vendors. The SHSMD organizing team successfully addressed serious topics with an event infused a sense of fun and playfulness – including a street artist as a keynote speaker and an energetic event at the Museum of Pop Culture.
Last week, we joined health innovators from around the world at the Health 2.0 Annual Conference in Santa Clara, CA. This was our 2nd year at the conference, and we remain convinced that it’s one of the best. Health. Innovation. conferences. ever. We were even more impressed with all of the amazing companies and projects built on .health that were at Health 2.0 this year — check them out here!
Do you know pheo and para? Chances are, the answer to that question is no. After all, fewer than eight out of one million people are diagnosed with pheo (pheochromocytoma) and para (paraganglioma) per year. But, if you are one of those eight people, or a doctor who is new to the disease, the information found on KnowPheoPara.health could save your life, or the life of someone else.
Many industries have been depending on project management tools like Trello, Jira and Slack for years. And yet, email still reigns supreme as the defacto communication tool for healthcare because of HIPAA. Enter: Dr. Michael Docktor, a practicing gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Keather Roemhildt, a user experience designer from Silicon Valley. After experiencing a typical afternoon in Docktor’s department (yes, Docktor is his real last name) the two began designing solutions that would make things better. This led to the creation of Dock Health, a mobile task management and collaboration tool for medical teams.
We are excited to announce that we are providing 6 health innovators with free tickets to attend the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara, CA from September 16-18, 2018! That’s a value of $1,599 per ticket, and a chance to attend the premier annual conference for innovators in health!
“There’s got to be a better way.” It’s a statement we hear so often in the healthcare industry. And for one company it was the inspiration behind their solution, MyGiHealth, a platform that helps people find relief for gastrointestinal issues, communicate with their doctor, and connect with others who have similar symptoms. To find out more about MyGiHealth, we caught up with Duncan McLaren, the CEO of My Total Health, the spinoff company that developed the app for consumers. In the process, we learned that MyGiHealth is waaay more than just an app.
Did you know that many innovations can be traced back to space travel? Memory foam, LED lights, baby formula, and CAT scans are just a few examples. Cool, huh? And now, a new way of sourcing innovation may also have its roots in space, thanks to The Collaborative Health Innovation Platform (known as CHIP). CHIP is a machine learning platform that is currently assisting the NASA-funded Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) source innovation for astronaut health – matching healthcare companies with startups and technologies to address gaps identified by NASA, that are keeping astronauts from visiting Mars.
Have you ever been to a conference and the most exciting and relevant conversation is one that wasn’t on stage? We’ve all experienced those provocative unplanned discussions at conferences — the kind you can’t stop thinking about, “even after the lights have dimmed and the crowds have cleared.” The Luminaries video series from AbelsonTaylor recreates and captures those moments, amassing a collection of perspectives from the crossroads of technology, healthcare, and innovation. The format is simple: two chairs, two people, and one thought-provoking conversation, and the results are always captivating.
Last fall, when Michael Joseph first learned that he could register a .health domain, he was surprised at first to see that the domain name “empathy.health” was still available. But after thinking about it, this made perfect sense: empathy.health had not been registered because empathy is typically not front-and-center in the daily conversations and interactions surrounding the healthcare industry. It was a trend that he had been noticing for a while. While some may argue that empathy is simply intrinsic to the delivery of care, evidence suggests that this not consistent and pervasive throughout the industry. At HIMSS18, Michael joined […]