Health 2.0 ‘Unmentionables’ Panel

Is Your Bank Balance Making You Sick?

The ‘Unmentionables’ panel at Health 2.0 was a fascinating one with some great new perspectives. What are the unmentionables in healthcare and technology? Alex Drane, president of Eliza, believes that the real unmentionables in health are the real life factors that prevent us from being able to live […]

Health 2.0 Code-a-thon – SF Winners

San Francisco Competition

Meet the organizers of the Code-a-thon, Jessica Goldband and Jean Luc Neptune.

The San Francisco teams only had 2 days to create a solution and 3 minutes to present. It was a high-stakes, high-pressure event. If known the challenges it was entered for are in parentheses. AT&T, Aetna, Healthline Food Essentials […]

Health 2.0 Code-a-thon – Developers World Cup Entries and Results

Health 2.0 (Photo credit: Ed Bierman)

This year’s Health 2.0 codeathon was markedly different from last year’s because the global competition judging was up first – the first ever Developers World Cup. Teams from as far away as Fukushima and Stockholm had flown in for this final judging. My fellow judges include Sastry Nanduri, […]

Health 2.0 SF Code-a-thon

It’s time to code! Last year I had the opportunity to give a talk and then be one of the judges for Health 2.0’s Code-a-thon. This year, there is a special theme, HealthE Habits, which is centered around building apps and tools to help people adopt healthy behaviors that they will stick with long term. […]

The Scandal of fake Malaria drugs

Just as the world has been trying to take a real stab at eradicating malaria comes news that the effort is being undermined in a critical area. It turns out that over a third of the anti-malaria drugs being distributed in Southeast Asia are fake and ineffective and a similar percentage in Africa are […]

Transgender Tuesdays: Help Preserve A Piece Of San Francisco History

There’s a little piece of San Francisco history – special to this wonderful city – that isn’t really all that well known except in a few communities. Transgender Tuesdays. 18 years ago a team of HIV providers at Tom Waddell Health Center and trans activists from every ethnicity broke the mold by providing something crucially […]