Edmund Butler

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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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Feb 12

Medical innovation: from research lab to sustainable clinical practice

Our May forum is an opportunity to meet leading innovators and hear about their work to take advances from research labs into clinical use and commercial success. Join us in downtown Seattle on May 6, 2014 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. This is the next step in our efforts to bring people together from different health sectors and …

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Jan 28

Crowdsourcing the design of new molecules to improve healthcare and the environment

John Foy and I recently visited the The University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design (IPD) as part of the Seattle Health Innovators program committee’s effort to build bridges between the downtown Seattle tech startup community and the biotechnology and biomedical luminaries in the area.  The UW Medicine Advancement Office was kind enough to make …

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Jan 24

Can UW reprogram skin cells to become heart cells? Yes.

In January John Foy,MD and I (shown in photo below)  had an opportunity to visit the Institute for  Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine of the University of Washington School of Medicine in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. What we saw there has given me a new perspective on the convergence of genomics, robotics, …

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Jan 21

2014 Seattle Health Innovation Meetup Survey Results

  The Seattle Health Innovation Forum was organized by Ed Butler and Jessica Chao  in the Spring of 2013 to bring together people with an interest in health innovation from Seattle’s community of startups, health institutions, investors, and life sciences . Sparks of creativity can occur when bringing people from diverse backgrounds together. Health innovation opens …

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Dec 23

From Uninsured to Insured- a Profile of Washington’s Insurance Market

One of every seven or 14% of Washingtonians are not covered by Health Insurance. This is 960 thousand people. At the end of November, 159 thousand enrolled into Medicaid. Another 74 thousand are enrolled or enrolled but still need to pay, into Qualified Health Plan enrollees. While this is good progress, this means about three …

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Dec 13

A Conversation with Seattle’s Disruptive Healthcare Non-Profits

A biometric platform for telemedicine in Sierra Leone and a concierge medical clinic in South Seattle were the topics of discussion at this month’s joint Health Innovators/Seattle Health 2.0 holiday event. Pictured are Jessica Chao, co-founder of Seattle Health Innovators,  David Kwok of HopeCentral , Donte Parks VP of Culture for Substantial,  and Michael Olberg, …

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Oct 09

Seattle Health Innovation Forum Highlights- October 2013

October 2, 2013 Seattle Health Innovation Meetup This was the third event that we’ve organized over the past 5 months. The Seattle Health Innovation Forum is a grass roots network of people working in the health industry, including research, financing, care delivery, and wellness sectors who come together to informally share insights, product ideas, and …

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Sep 04

October Seattle Health Innovation Forum

Register here for an evening of networking and informative updates from Seattle-area startups and institutional innovators on October 2, 2013. Experience for yourself the diverse, talented, and entertaining Seattle health community. What does it take to transform healthcare? We are pleased to announce our speakers for our October 2nd networking and educational event at SURF’s …

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