The Health 2.0 Conference is always one of the most popular in the digital health realm. Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya originated the conference back in 2007 as a small “dinner party” of like-minded friends to talk about emerging trends in what wasn’t even yet called digital health. Today they are host to thousands of participants from every stakeholder group imaginable around the world, all coming together as friends and frenemies to see where the landscape is going.
In this episode of Tech Tonics, David Shaywitz and I spend some time with Matthew and Indu on the eve of the 9th year of the conference talking about how the world of Healthcare 2.0 has evolved and what they think has been underestimated and overrated in the digital health world. For instance, they are surprised by the presence of such companies as Xerox and its focus on community health, just as they are surprised by the presence of other “older world” companies who have gotten religion about the space. They discuss how digital health can and will change our view of the body and how Matthew expects we will all ultimately have wide scale, on-demand access to our own healthcare data, whether we want it or not, leaving Farzad Mostashari to fill his spare time working at a bow tie factory.
David and I are excited to do our first podcast in situ at the Health 2.0 conference and to welcome Indu and Matthew to Tech Tonics. To listen to this podcast, click on the player below or find it on iTunes by clicking HERE or on the Connected Social Media website by clicking HERE; you can find all past episodes of Tech Tonics on iTunes as well.