Matthew Holt has spent 30 years in health care as a researcher, forecaster, and strategist. He learned from some of the best in forecasting, policy and survey organizations, like Institute for the Future and Harris Interactive. But these days he’s best known as the author of The Health Care Blog and as Co-Chairman of Health 2.0, which since 2007 has been the leading organization showcasing new health technologies in its conferences, market research, competitions, and tech pilots (In 2017 HIMSS bought the conference side of Health 2.0 but not the rest of it, Catalyst @ Health 2.0, which continues to operate independently). Now he also runs the SMACK.health consulting service which helps health tech startups get to the next level.
Organised by patients and caregivers for patients and caregivers, Patients 2.0 proposes a very interactive forum where patient conversations and sharing of experiences are encouraged. The event includes a showcase of innovative Health 2.0 solutions for patient-provider communications and shared decision-making, and addresses specific challenges we need to overcome in order to truly place patients at the center of the care team. Although this year's Forum will focus on a specific therapeutic area (Diabetes), the event remains free of charge for all patients, whether they are registered to attend the rest of the conference or not. Please contact Rebeka Gyorfi at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your invitation today! Free for patients, other stakeholders need to be registered and are accepted on a first come first served basis.