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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 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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Nov 19

December Happenings: Health Innovator/Health 2.0 Holiday Party

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Seattle Health Innovators and the Health 2.0 Seattle Chapter are co-hosting our first holiday party featuring non-profits who are innovating health in our local and international underserved communities. Come join our holiday celebration and learn how you can help the community!   Featured Non-profits: HopeCentral is a medical clinic serving the Rainier Valley pediatric …

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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

Welcome to the Health Innovation Blog

The picture above is from the August 29, 2013 Seattle Health Innovation meetup held at the SURF Incubator in downtown Seattle. We have organized “Seattle Health Innovators” to support the individuals actively making health innovation happen. This community consists of entrepreneurs in businesses, innovators working within health institutions, activated patients, employers, and the general public. …

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