We recently wrote about the Health 2.0 Accelerator (H2A), describing at as “laying the foundation for interconnected medical apps of the future”.In this interview, we talk to Erick Von Scheber, one of the founding members of the Accelerator. He is also co-founder of SURVEYOR Health, a service that analyzes patients’ medications and makes sophisticated predictions of the likelihood of drug interactions and their potential symptoms.
For those who are not familiar with the the Health 2.0 Accelerator, it is one of a few organizations dedicating to shaping the future world of interconnected healthcare “apps”. The non-profit and vendor neutral nature of H2A gas attracted a broad spectrum of industry participation. The strategy of the H2A is to provide a “ight-weight open framework”, not comprehensive standards. As with the best of multi-lateral organizations, the members are all individually motivated to be part of a solution that could potentially be beneficial for their businesses. What has emerged over time is that H2A may end up serving providers and EHRs as much as consumers.