Health 2.0 Conference Trends
Last week, MedVoy was one of a handful of companies selected to launch at the Health 2.0 Conference in the Silicon Valley. The Health 2.0 Conference focuses on showcasing cutting-edge innovation that’s transforming health and health care, which is why MedVoy referral management platform was selected – as it transforms the referral process from being an onerous paper shuffling process to an interactive patient portal that can integrate with existing EHR systems.
Some emerging trends from the Health 2.0 Conference:
Technology empowers patients
Using patient self assessment tools, consumer can now utilize technology to take health care into their own hands, such Smartphone apps and devices to track such things as, exercise levels, monitor blood samples, medication adherence, biometric devices, and yes, even breathing. These types of transformative technology can be utilized to bring about long term behavior changes to improve overall health
Healthcare Reform Guidelines
The Affordable Care Act has some crucial stipulations, such as the transformation to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the convoluted “meaningful use guidelines.” MedVoy helps with meaningful use by offering a lightweight patient portal that is using with the existing EHR. Another topic was the paradigm shift from the existing reactionary patient-doctor model to a proactive model with improvements to preventive care and early detection of health problems which is helping to drive a cornucopia of consumer devices.
Big Data is bigger than ever!
Big Data continues to dominate the discussions at the conference, with the increased use of technology, consumer devices, EHR, biometrics, human genome mapping, information exchanges, pricing transparency, etc, – there is now, more than ever data that ever which is an exciting time for data scientists and analysts. The key will be to integrate the data and leverage the right tools in order to bring about the transformative change that is possible with this data and to improve long term healthcare outcomes. Talk to one of our experts today if you need help with making sense of your big data.