One audience favorite is a session called Fireside Chats: Executive Views (the session formerly known as 3 CEOs). It’s a series of pithy, back-to-back personal interviews between a notable CEO and a prominent journalist. Lively, personal, and slightly unscripted, this year’s lineup featured: Glen Tullman (of Livongo, that IPO’d last month), Jonathan Bush (after a controversial departure from athenahealth last year) and Josh Stevens (of DayTwo, who recently raised a solid sum of $50 million.) Here are the highlights….
Jane Sarahsohn-Kahn, healthcare economist who has been covering the evolving industry for over 15 years (and who just published her first book), sat down with Josh Stevens, who you might remember from past Health 2.0 conferences when he ran employee incentive company called Keas. Today he is President of DayTwo, a company that “wants you to send them your shit.” Yes, you read that right. It turns out that human excrement is a rich hiding place for data. DayTwo launched at Health 2.0 in 2016 and was founded after the results of a massive nutritional study pointed them towards some surprising new data. For one: contrary to existing science and thought, food does not react the same way in every body. Secondly, the combination of foods consumed can help offset potential reactions. At the moment, DayTwo is serving people with Diabetes and Glycemia. Their clinicians are literally writing prescriptions for dietary plans and food, not pills. Best takeaway of the interview? “Carbs aren’t the enemy.”