Over at the first annual Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference, put on by the University of San Francisco last week, the mice were a'clickin,' the tweets were a'tweetin' and the entrepreneurs were a'pitchin.'
I stopped by the panel devoted to recent advances in medical technology, where one of the questions was: What trends in health care are truly going to be disruptive?
Here are some of the panelists' answers, which have been edited.
"Price transparency is going to be huge over the next decade. More people will want to understand why a hip replacement at one institution costs $25,000 versus $5,000 someplace else. The price convergence of health care and mobile is also going to be powerful -- 95 percent of health care that exists in a facility right now can be delivered at the patient's home, at their workplace, while they're commuting."
-Connor Landgraf, cofounder EKO Devices, a digital stethoscope maker
"We're going to see a lot more data collection and a lot more people getting involved in the medical process, and it won't matter if you have a background in medicine or not. That allows us to tap the wisdom of patients who have gone through these issues themselves, and they are far more expert in their condition than the doctors who originally diagnosed them."
-Jessica Greenwalt, cofounder CrowdMed, a diagnosis-crowdsourcing site