T1D Exchange Presents Glu, a Purpose Driven On-Line Patient Engagement Platform to Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes at the Fifth Annual Health 2.0 Conference

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Glu is not a tool, but a movement, an initiative on a scale that has never been attempted before in the US that starts with the patient and ends with the patient to influence all facets of care delivery for the Type 1 community.


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T1D Exchange (http://www.t1dexchange.org) is pleased to announce that Janak Joshi, Executive Director, will present at the Fifth Annual Health 2.0 Conference, to be held September 25-27, 2011 in San Francisco.

Glu is not only a tool, but movement, and initiative on a scale that has never been attempted before in the US that starts with the patient and ends with the patient to influence all facets our of care delivery system.

The T1D Exchange, a non-profit organization, developed Glu, an innovative and purpose driven platform to engage people impacted by Type 1 Diabetes. Glu leverages the power of the internet to engage Type 1s to create, organize and be involved in all areas of their healthcare delivery – most importantly research and innovation.

The Exchange today consists of 67 academic medical centers across the US and 17,000 patients (and growing) with a team of top endocrinologists, epidemiologists and experts dedicated to the mission.

David Panzirer, the grandson of Leona Helmsley, conceived this initiative two years ago when Type 1 Diabetes impacted his daughter. Leona Helmsley and her husband Harry set up a charitable trust out of New York City, a fund that has given more than $85 Million to the research of Type 1 Diabetes. The Exchange is funded by this trust and executed by Dana Ball, leader in healthcare philanthropy and Marie Schiller, partner at Health Advances and a Type 1.

The Health 2.0 conference is the chosen forum for the hottest health IT technology launches and is attended by established companies to preview the latest innovations improving patient care and scout new talent. Software developers, physicians, start-up companies, global corporations, HIT vendors, payers, providers, and health care leaders gather each year to ensure they are the first to see new, innovative health technologies before they are introduced to the rest of the world.

Mr. Joshi’s speech at the Health 2.0 Conference will examine how T1D Exchange will improve care management and outcomes of those affected by Type 1, while increasing the effectiveness and accuracy of R&D on new therapeutics and technologies. The Exchange is designed to bring together patients, clinicians, the industry and researchers to improve overall management and understanding of type 1diabetes.

Janak Mr. Joshi will be explaining how using Glu is truly meaningful to you, providing hands-on opportunity to participate in research which can be controlled by the members as well as managing privacy in a way that has not been thought of before.

The Health 2.0 community consists of hundreds of organizations and thousands of inventors. Well over 1,000 of those IT and health care professionals are expected to attend the Health 2.0 conference, during which dozens of health pioneers will demonstrate how they are using technology to advance the delivery of health care. The conference agenda may be viewed here or you can follow #health2con on Twitter for the latest conference news.

According to Matthew Holt, Health 2.0 co-founder, Health 2.0 is known for its groundbreaking technology demos from health IT trailblazers and we believe Janak Joshi’s presentation will motivate seasoned health IT veterans, empower newbies, and provide guidance for those in the trenches.”

About the Health 2.0 Conference
The conference. The media network. The innovation community.
The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system. Since its beginning in 2007, Health 2.0 has served as a community resource for search and online tools to help consumers manage their health and connect to providers. Now that the industry has caught up, Health 2.0 covers the entire cloud, web, mobile and unplatforms technology revolution that is shaking up every sector of health care. Health 2.0's next conference is on September 25-27 in San Francisco, the culmination of Health Innovation Week, with Health 2.0 Europe in Berlin on October 27-8, 2011. The Health 2.0 organization also operates the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge competitions, the Health 2.0 Advisors Market Intelligence Service, the Health 2.0 News Media and TV Network and the Health 2.0 Accelerator Industry Consortium. For more, visit http://www.health2con.com. For the latest Health 2.0 updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and join our LinkedIn group.

John Lauttamus
T1D Exchange
617.892.6100 | info(at)t1dexchange(dot)org

Jodi Amendola
Amendola Communications for Health 2.0
480-664-8412 ext. 11


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