Category Archive: General

Jun 17

Where are the best cities for Health Startups?

Deciding where to locate a health startup company often comes down to one question: where are you? Yes, there’s no place like home, but is this the best way to geographically locate your fledgling enterprise? With the odds of founding a successful health startup already stacked against you, why not pick a place where your …

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Apr 08

Regulatory monsters like to eat new biotech companies

The April Seattle Health Innovation Forum features networking at the University of Washington’s CoMotion Incubator with recent UW biotech spin-off companies and members of the Seattle health innovation community. Regulatory monsters like to eat new biotech companies Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 5:30 PM CoMotion Incubator, Fluke Hall,Suite 300 4000 Mason Road Seattle, WA 59 Health Innovators …

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Mar 12

Where are the hottest health innovation cities?

Angela Hong briefs the Seattle Telehealth Forum on the Location Attractiveness Survey, March 5 2015. We, Angela Hong and Ed Butler, are co-founders of separate early-stage digital health startups and as a project of the Seattle Health Innovation meetup group, we are conducting a “location attractiveness” study to help determine where our new companies will be based. Yes, we …

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Feb 24

Meet the people behind your telehealth screen

Telehealth is a rapidly growing market opportunity that can improve the patient experience, lower costs, and improve quality of care on a global scale. The Seattle Health Innovation meetup, March 5, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:30pm, will feature a panel of experts on Telehealth implementation, including smartphone apps for patients with chronic diseases and video technology for primary care visits …

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Jan 21

Seattle as a Health Innovation Hub: Why Not Us?

In terms of healthcare innovation hubs, cities such as San Francisco, Boston, Chicago or NYC typically come to mind but rarely does Seattle break into the top 5 names in the list. Why not? Seattle (and Portland) has access to world-class academic institutions, top tier human capital talent and major powerhouses in the technology industry. …

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Nov 21

Progress and Unintended Consequences

The November Seattle Health Innovation meetup featured “Code Black”, a full length documentary on a busy emergency department at Los Angeles General Hospital, followed by a discussion. It was  attended by about 55 people from around the Seattle and Eastside areas. It was sponsored by WebMD. Dave Chase, former CEO of Avado and now a Senior …

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Oct 28

Emergency Department documentary “Code Black” Nov 12th

We will feature “Code Black”, an award-winning documentary about America’s busiest Emergency Department in our November 12, 2014 Seattle Health Innovation Meetup from 5:00-7:30. (see trailer at http://codeblackmovie.com). This event is being sponsored by WebMD and is held in the same building where their Seattle development team is located. According to the film’s promotional materials, …

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Aug 26

Seattle Health Innovation Forum is Sept 25

Much has happened since our May meetup and we’d like to talk with you about it. The September forum will be a highly participative networking event. After our opening comments and community announcements, we’ll have brief introductions from leaders from some of Seattle’s most innovative companies, learn what they are interested in, and then break into discussion areas to …

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Jun 27

From concept to sustainable growth- lessons from the health sciences startup community

The May 2014 Seattle Health Innovation Forum featured presentations and a panel discussion about taking health innovations from the concept state through the long journey to successful implementation and sustainable growth. This month marks the one year anniversary of the formation of the Health Innovation forum and this panel discussion was an active demonstration of …

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Apr 11

Consumer Health Innovation Lessons Learned

The March 5, 2014 Seattle Health Innovation Forum focused on lessons learned by some of the area’s leading pioneers in in consumer health and wellness. We had a reasonably good turnout- about 57-  in spite of a rainstorm, traffic gridlock and the prior week’s service outage at Meetup.Com. Marcelo Calbucci, Julie Keintz, and Rebecca Norlander …

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