Just last week I was at the Health 2.0 annual fall conference in Silicon Valley. This convention is a great place to experience new health technologies as well as learn from and get feedback from some healthcare technology thought leaders. This year, not only did I get to attend—I was honored to present.
I showcased a demo of Medalogix Bridge during the Care Delivery Platforms for Provider Communication and Decision Support breakout session and talked about our end-of-life technology. The response to our work was totally encouraging. I'm humbled to have spoken alongside Miguel Cabrer, VP of eHealth Innovation at Best Doctors, Gil Addo, CEO and Co-Founder of RubiconMD, Johathon Feit, Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Lucid and Ronald Ramzi, CEO of Acupera. These guys are an inspiration and I've come back to Nashville with new energy and strengthened conviction that we're doing something significant here at Medalogix.
Some of the other amazing sessions at the conference were Lunch & Learns featuring pitches and demos from Finland and Holland, and slots dedicated to healthcare analytics and population health management in predicting better health.
I have to say my favorite session, though, was one titled "The Unmentionables" which tackled some tough, even taboo, topics and aimed to shed light on important issues that greatly affect, if not define, health. One of the presenters, B.J. Miller from Zen Hospice Project, is with me—believing that "death can be done better." You can see his TED talk here in which he talks about the inevitable "Silver Tsunami" and says he reveres hospitals but "...they are no place to live and die—that's not what they were designed for."
Click below to see one of my colleagues, Conor Farley, Medalogix Director of Growth and Development, present a brief demo of our Bridge technology that I focused on at Health 2.0.