Category Archive: General

Feb 06

2017 Seattle Health Innovation Meetups Begin

The first Seattle Health Innovation Forum of 2017 is Wednesday Feb 8 on the 3rd Floor of the Seattle Tower from 5:30-8:00. We host around 6 events per year year addressing different opportunities for innovators to make a difference in healthcare. The first of this series is titled “Better living through big data: building a healthy …

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Nov 30

Who are the 2016 Health Innovators of the Year?

Seattle is growing a strong health innovation community and the 2016 recipients of the Health Innovation NW Innovator of the Year awards prove it. Successful innovation in an industry as complex as healthcare requires a combination of imagination, customer focus, collaboration, and perseverance. This year we are recognizing a remarkable set of individuals who exemplify these …

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Oct 10

2016 Seattle Health Innovator of the Year Award Nominations

As announced in the last Seattle Health Innovators meetup on Oct 3, we’re seeking nominations for the 2016 Health Innovator of the Year Awards, due Monday November 14, 2016.  We hope that you can use this process as a way to recognize top performers on your team as well as others in the community you find worthy …

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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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Nov 14

The nomination process for the 2015 Seattle Health Innovator of the year is open! Now what?

The Seattle Health Innovator Awards are intended as an opportunity to recognize those in the community who are pushing the envelope in health innovation. It’s about asking someone you were inspired by at an event or at a meeting to coffee, to understand more about what they are working on. It’s about acknowledging the work …

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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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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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