Health 2.0 at SXSW

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. South By Southwest (SXSW) is a massive three-part conference held in Austin, TX every March. This year, we attended SXSW Interactive’s health track, known as SXSWh. SXSWh was a formidable collision of ideas, hopes, dreams, and action plans for how to utilize technology to make individuals — and […]

Day Two of Innovation at DHCX

Before we give our highlights from Day Two of the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, let’s add our voice to the chorus of attendees who were provoked by Sekou Andrews’ performative speech that closed Day One! Deeply touching (and amusing!), it was a superb example of using storytelling to talk about complex problems and solutions — […]

Data vs. Doctors

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. This week in TechCrunch, Silicon Valley mogul and Sun Micosystems founder Vinod Khosla wrote “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?,” a compelling piece about healthcare and data. More specifically, as our ability to collect and analyze data improves with technology, can algorithms, or as he calls it, “Dr. A,” replace […]

New Cake Health Tracks Your Health Insurance Online

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. Having full-service health insurance coverage is great. No one should be without it. Managing your own health insurance, on the other hand, can be time-consuming and painful. The claims, the deductibles, the confusing bills and non-bills, the minute coverage details, the delays in processing, the mistakes in processing, […]

ZocDoc Recieves Another $25M in Funding

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. It was announced last week that ZocDoc, the ‘OpenTable’ of doctor’s appointments, raised another $25 million in funding, bringing their total funding since launching in 2007 to an impressive $95 million. Available in most major cities and rapidly expanding, ZocDoc allows you to book doctors appointments online. With a […]