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 beautiful new venue, the Dice Cabana. Participate in rapid-fire presentations/Q&A sessions with these health entrepreneurs who are making a difference in patient’s lives and in the practice of medicine:

·  Wade Webster MD, Prima-Temp, a medical device company developing innovative biometric approaches to early disease detection and reproductive medicine. A practicing emergency department physician, Dr. Webster has developed a smartphone solution involving deep body temperature sensors and peak reproductive fertility

·  Bonnie Cech, CadenceMD. This solution enables doctors to improve the profitability of their practices and their patients’ experiences by discovering and eliminating waste in clinic schedules. Building on her deep experience managing patient flow, CadenceMD provides workflow analytics helping physicians streamline their patient flow for optimal productivity. An alumna of both the Founder Institute and 9 Mile Labs, Bonnie is an expert in early-stage business-to-business growth strategies.

·  Ryan Luce, Corengi. Corengi helps individuals discover more about clinical trials that may be appropriate for them. Ryan funded development of Corengi in part through a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the NIH and by winning  pitch contests. He is an expert in the multi-sided business models that are so important in healthcare.

Our keynote speaker is Greg Henderson, MD, PhD. Dr. Henderson is the President of Pacific Pathology Partners, PLLC and the founder of PathforceDx. He has an inspiring personal narrative that will take us through the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti. He has a compelling vision for the potentially disruptive role of digital pathology for global health and is working on a new startup that will do just that.

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:15 Networking, food, refreshments (will be available throughout event)

6:15 – 6:30 Community announcements

6:30 – 7:00 Health Innovator Rapid Fire 5×5’s

Wade Webster MD, PrimaTemp Chief Medical Officer

Bonnie Cech, CadenceMD Founder and CEO

Ryan Luce, Corengi Founder and President

7:30 – 7:45

Keynote – Greg Henderson, Pacific Pathology Partners PLLC

7:45 – 8:15 Q&A and more networking

Venue

Please note that the doors to the Exchange Building automatically lock at 6pm, so please try to arrive before 6. After 6:00 please knock on the 2nd Avenue door or call us. The new venue, the “Dice Cabana”, is on the right as you enter the 2nd street lobby just past the Tully’s. If you are entering from 1st street before 6 take the elevator to the 4th floor and it will be across the lobby.

Directions, Parking, Public Transit

The venue is at 821 Second Avenue, Seattle WA 98110. It is across 2nd Avenue from the Metropolitan Grill. Paid evening parking is available from 2 decks on 1st and Columbia and other lots in the Pioneer Square area. It is a short walk to dozens of King Metro routes that frequent nearby bus stops on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd streets. The Pioneer Square transit station is about 3 blocks away for convenient access to bus routes and to lite rail. Frequent Eastside routes, such as the 550 from Mercer Island and Bellevue use the freeway’s bus lanes for quick access to downtown during rush hour. For bus routes enter “2nd and Marion” as your destination using http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

 

Sep 04

Welcome to the Health Innovation Blog

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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. It is for anyone who is working to make a difference in healthcare.

This forum will allow health innovators to informally share market insight, product ideas, and to connect with each other. Ultimately it is about building a health innovation community in Seattle that can be successful in transforming care, lowering costs, and improving the quality of lives. We see this as a commons where innovators can network, form creative alliances, make new relationships, and gain market insight from colleagues, patients, and experts in aligned fields.

This is the first of what will be a series of blog entries from the Seattle Health Innovation Forum. We just launched this blog  a few days ago so please expect the content and format to improve dramatically in coming weeks.

Ed Butler

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