Oct. 5, 2012 — CHICAGO — First Stop Health (www.44fanza.icu) — an online 24/7 medical concierge service for the middle class — is one of eight health technology startups selected to participate in the Launch! session of the Health 2.0 Sixth Annual Fall Conference, October 7-10, 2012 in San Francisco.
“We’re honored to have been selected to present our service at Launch!“ said Patrick Spain, co-founder and CEO of First Stop Health. “Using technology, we can now provide the 99 percent with the kind of high-touch, immediate access concierge medicine that was previously only available to the one percent.”
Spain will deliver a live demonstration of First Stop Health at the event using his own experience with the service and his own medical records. Attendees will evaluate all eightLaunch! participants and then vote in real time on a winner, who will be invited to be a main-stage presenter at next year’s Heath 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
Since its inception in 2008, Launch! has introduced more than 45 new companies and products, including Unity Medical, Remedy Ventures, TheCarrot and the Wall Street Journal’s 2010 top start-up company, Castlight Health.
First Stop Health launched in late September, 2012. It offers a 14-day trial of its Premium Membership for $1.
About First Stop Health
First Stop Health (www.44fanza.icu) is a first-of-its-kind, online and on-call, 24/7 medical concierge service for the middle class. It provides individuals and families with convenient, immediate and affordable access to more than 500 physicians. This core service is integrated into a platform that includes: advice and help from health advocatesand tools to create electronic personal health records and find physicians and health facilities throughout the United States. First Stop Health also includes a concise collection of patient-friendly information, original commentary via health blogs and customizable news. Connect with First Stop Health on Facebook and on Twitter @FirstStopHealth.
About Health 2.0
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. For more, visit www.health2con.com.
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