The Health 2.0 conference earlier this week was crammed with startups all touting their plans for transforming the broken U.S. healthcare system via innovative technology that empowers patients. Many of these companies are all essentially offering variations on the same themes, but six stood out for their efforts to reinvent the doctor-patient relationship in new and sometimes disquieting ways.

We have the lowdown over at VentureBeat LifeScience.