Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Health 2.0 Commentary

I will be live blogging the Health 2.0 Conference

Aneesh Chopra, CTO, US Government.

How do we introduce innovation?

With the right leadership it will happen.

How do we catalyze innovation for the nation's top priorities.

It is more important to create the market conditions rather than focusing on what subsidies are implemented.

Economic incentives do not encourage hospitals to get you healthy. Readmission is financially attractive. The change to bundling payments pushes hospitals to keep you out of hospital once you have been discharged. This could drive telemedicine and adherence programs.

Promote competitive markets. Half the Fortune 500 were created in previous down economies. The current economic challenges wil create the next generation of great companies.

1. Spurring Innovation
Looking for input via Open Government. Looking to the people on the ground. Expect announcements around October 14th.

2. What is the realm of the possible?

What can we prototype? How can we support our veterans?
How can we support entrepreneurships?
Use SBIR to get involved with the Government.

Funding 40 Doctorate Fellows to work in private industry. Subsidized by a National Science Foundation grant that cover 2/3 of the cost.

Shift the culture of the government to support openness and transparency

Aneesh wants Health 2.0 companies to leverage the data available form Government and put it to use.

What datasets do we want to get our hands on (this month  - not next year!)

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