Health 2.0′s live Code-a-thons occur over the course of one day, bringing together developers, designers and raw data sets to build exciting new applications and tools for improved health care. Developers are given an overview of health care issues, tools and data sets, and are asked to creatively design new tools for the health care space. Developers are encouraged the use of OpenGov data sets as well as private data sets to create their application. At the end of the day, developers present their application to the group, and the best solution is awarded.
These short events result in the rapid development of new and improved applications, ultimately making information easily accessible to individuals and encouraging disease prevention and improvement in the quality of health care. Code-a-thons are an not only a great way to quickly develop new apps and discover new talent, but are also great for making connections to like-minded individuals.
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Health 2.0’s original tag line of ‘user-generated healthcare’ contains the germ of a compelling idea—patients are using new tools to guide their own care. And now those tools are starting to integrate with the health care system. Doctors, patients, and health care organizations are all starting to use a new generation of online and mobile technologies which are fundamentally changing the way health care works.
The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to providers online.
Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya collaborated to organize the first Health 2.0 conference in September 2007 in San Francisco. Health 2.0 has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Huffington Post, on CNN, CBS News, and in the healthcare trade press. The Washington Post called the conference “…a high-energy gathering of great minds…” Now many conferences on, Health 2.0 has become the place to see and be seen for the leaders in health care technology.