Edmund Butler

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Name: Edmund Butler
Date registered: September 4, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Patient Engagement: Insights from the Open Notes Movement — September 14, 2016
  2. Insights on Primary Care Innovation — May 22, 2016
  3. Innovation in Primary Care — March 28, 2016
  4. The future of health innovation — February 19, 2016
  5. Meet the Seattle Health Innovators of the Year- 2015 — December 17, 2015

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Sep 14

Patient Engagement: Insights from the Open Notes Movement

Sharing clinician visit notes with patients can be a provocative way of promoting patient engagement.  The Seattle Health Innovators’ forum October 3rd will feature these leaders from the Open Notes movement discussing lessons from their experience implementing this innovation: Joann Elmore, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and practicing attending physician …

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May 22

Insights on Primary Care Innovation

The panel discussion at the Innovations in Primary Care Forum on May 9 provided an unusual glimpse into the future of healthcare. Jennifer Gee, a healthcare entrepreneur with a nursing background, organized the panel and moderated a fascinating discussion that held the attention of over 90 people for over an hour. It was a rare opportunity …

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Mar 28

Innovation in Primary Care

The healthcare delivery system is slowly adapting to the modern consumer. It also faces relentless pressure from those who pay the lions’ share of healthcare costs- employers, health insurance organizations, and taxpayers. This is a hard combination of customers to please. One one hand are consumers who want easy, convenient, affordable access to a deep network …

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Feb 19

The future of health innovation

Health and healthcare is a $3 trillion industry in the US and is growing faster than the GDP because of an aging population and from advances in health technology that make it possible to live longer and more productive lives. It is an industry in transition. Billions are being invested in new approaches to improving …

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Dec 17

Meet the Seattle Health Innovators of the Year- 2015

The Seattle Health Innovators Forum held its Holiday Party and Awards Night December 9, 2015 at the SURF Incubator in the Wells Fargo Center, attended by about 70 participants. This event brought a festive conclusion to an eventful year in the health innovation community in Western Washington. The community of innovators here is local but the …

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Oct 16

Is the ‘Seattle Freeze” Real?

A common experience among people, especially those new to Seattle, is known as the “Seattle Freeze”. This is what it feels like. You go to a networking event and meet some incredibly interesting, friendly, and apparently receptive people. You follow-up with a successful LinkedIn connection. You feel excited that you’ve found new friends and colleagues. …

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Aug 30

Health Startup Location Attractiveness Study: Institutions

This is the 4th in a series of posts comparing Seattle with other health innovation clusters. We are comparing several cities on a set of criteria of interest to healthcare startups. Katie Smolnycki is a life sciences market consultant who relocated to Seattle in early 2015 and has been a member of the Health Innovator research team. Her post …

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Aug 11

Seattle as a Healthcare Hub: Finding Talent

According to a study from the University of Washington, “Humans get smart by being around other smart people.” The study describes this trait as the way in which Seattle is currently transforming itself into a hub of human capital, as educated individuals with talent and creativity have been moving into the city for decades. This …

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Jul 24

Seattle Health Innovation Forum on Precision Medicine July 29th

In the July 29th Health Innovation Forum we’ll hear from leaders from two Seattle-based firms on the forefront of this revolutionary approach to health.  Precision Medicine is defined by the NIH as “ an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. “  …

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Jun 29

Where are the best cities for health startups to get financial capital?

      By Angela Hong, June 29, 2015 This post is part of a series that compares Seattle with other cites using these criteria for what it takes for an area to become a health innovation hub: Cost of doing business / regulatory complexity Talent availability Financial capital Health institutions one might work with …

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