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. Health 2.0 holds the leading conference showcasing cutting-edge innovation and disruptive technology that is transforming all aspects of health and health care. Health 2.0 grass-roots chapters are organized from Tokyo to Berlin, New York to San Diego.
Austin’s chapter will be dedicated to advancing innovations that focus on improving healthcare with the active involvement of patients, healthcare providers, administrators, designers, developers, engineers, students, entrepreneurs, lawyers, free thinkers and anyone interested in empowering patients and engaging providers through health information technology.
We will be looking for start-ups and individuals to present the ideas or products they are working on. We will be asking providers and patients to give their input on what works and what they want. We will encourage discussion of all things innovation in healthcare. We will enable more established companies and groups to get their messages out to the community through sponsorship and speaking. And we will hold various events in Austin to bring together the Health 2.0 community.