Dear Health Innovation NW Colleague,
Nominate the 4th Annual Health Innovators of the Year for 2018 here (Google form).
Nomination should only take approx 20 minutes of your time and can be completed on a computer, tablet or phone.
This award is for your peers, your teammates, your collaborators, your staff!
The Seattle Health Innovators of the Year Awards are intended to recognize and encourage individuals who engage in the hard work of driving progress in health and health care. We recognize that progress comes from both innovative ideas and exceptional execution by individuals. These awards are for our colleagues whose efforts we respect and whose examples we want to see more of. We want to encourage innovation in healthcare delivery, life sciences, population health, new ways of financing health services and uses of technology.
Who has changed your way of thinking, over the past year?
2018 Awards will be made in each of the following categories:
Imagination: This category is to recognize individual achievement in conceiving new ways of solving problems in the health sector via new methods, ideas, products, services, or business models.
Perseverance: This category is to recognize individual achievement in demonstrating tenacity over time in the face of adversity and in transforming health innovation challenges into opportunities.
Customer-focus: This category is to recognize an individual member of an innovation team who maintains focus on the customer and builds deep, long-term relationships by better understanding, anticipating, and fulfilling stated and latent customer needs.
External collaboration: This category is to recognize an individual who has put aside organizational boundaries and has established effective relationships with innovators in other companies.
Nominees must be individuals with a genuine connection to the Greater Seattle Area (broadly construed as Western Washington) involved in health innovation. Nominees may be from care delivery, health and wellness, health IT, life sciences, payers/purchasers etc.
Now’s your chance! Nominate the next Innovator of the Year here.
Nominations are due by Friday, November 9th. Winners will be announced at the Seattle Health Innovators Holiday Gathering on Thursday Dec 6.
Feel free to reach out with any questions!
Health Innovation NW
(206) 755 3594
Although AI is thought to be in its infancy, it is already changing the way we think about health care. Expectations are high about AI and at the speed that it is moving it brings hope in many areas of health care. The Seattle Health Innovation Meetup group’s next event is Thursday September 13 at 4pm at the Cambia Grove and will focus on how AI might – or might not- change how healthcare is delivered. Please pre-register at this link.
Join these speakers from the Allen Institute Artificial Intelligence Incubator, KenSci, and CuraCloud as we explore the possibilities with those who are using this technology for patients, providers, payors, and researchers.
This is the kickoff to our 2018-19 season of events. We will give you, the audience, an opportunity to announce your projects in progress or services that could be helpful to others.
Can’t attend in person? Join our livestream at:
Lauren Krainski is a Partner at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) start-up Incubator. The AI2 incubator helps early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs, and corporate partners build large, AI-first companies that solve high-impact problems. Prior to AI2, she advised start-ups and enterprises in M&A, business development, technology commercialization, and other C-level engagements through multiple management consulting and investment banking roles.
Ankur M. Teredesai, Ph.D., is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of KenSci. He also holds a Professorship in Computer Science & Systems at the University of Washington. His research spans data science with its applications for societal impact in healthcare. Teredesai has significant industry experience, having held various positions at C-DAC Pune, Microsoft Research, IBM T.J. Watson Labs, and a variety of technology startups. He has published over 75 papers on machine learning, has managed large teams of data scientists and engineers, and deployed data science solutions in healthcare. His recent applied research contributions include cost and risk prediction for readmission due to chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure.
Ed Butler is Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development, CuraCloud Corporation, a Seattle startup that provides AI-enabled medical imaging analytics and genomic testing protocols to healthcare providers and researchers. Ed has been a senior advisor to hospitals, health plans, and government agencies including IDX Systems and GE Healthcare in the US and the NHS in England.
4-4:30: Happy (half) hour, check-in, light refreshments
4:30-4:45: Spontaneous Participation: We will have an opportunity for you to share what you are working on or ask others to join you in moving your innovation forward. Any topic, not just AI! The purpose of this informal super-quick stand-up is to connect people who have ideas to those who can help them. Any idea is welcome, however far along it is!
4:45-5:45: Panel discussion
5:45-6:00: Adjourn and networking
Hope to see you there for great conversation, snacks, and action!
Please RSVP but you can always come last minute & pay at the door too!
**Parking in the 1800 9th building garage is now only $10 after 3pm! **
Join us for networking and delicious refreshments at Cambia Grove on Thursday April 12, 2018.
Register at this link.
First, we’ll have a Quick Pitch…
Any topic, not just AI! The purpose of this informal super-quick stand-up is to kick off our networking by connecting people who have ideas to those who can help them. Any idea is welcome, however far along it is!
Then jump on an Event Team…
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
The overall theme this year is, “AI in Healthcare.” We plan to have separate events looking at opportunities, challenges, and risks from different angles. Join one of these planning teams!
– Patient Perspective
– Provider Perspective
– Payor Perspective
– Research Perspective
These events can be panel discussions, hackathons, pitch events or whatever format you think will be best to move innovation forward.
We will also be forming a team to start early planning for our Annual Awards event, held in December. What should the criteria be this year? Who can help with judging? Let’s put the criteria out early so people can start thinking about who is working in the space and deserves a call-out for an award.
See you on April 12!
Evidence of the increasing maturity of Seattle’s health innovation community was on full display at the Annual Health Innovation NW Awards Night held at the Cambia Grove on December 14, 2017. This was the third year of the annual health innovation awards program. This program is designed to celebrate the heroes among us who exemplify exceptional performance in traits necessary for successful innovation: Imagination, Customer-centered, Collaboration, and Perseverance. Separate awards were made ito individuals Startups, Institutions, and Community Non-Profit sectors. Over 100 people came out to celebrate the accomplishments of 2017 and to prepare for another great year.
The awardees in the Imagination category:
Institutional sector: Tonya Palermo, PhD, from Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Community Non-profit sector: Suzanne Gwynn, Ladybug House
Startup sector: Mike Van Snellenberg, Wellpepper
The awardees in the Customer-centered category:
Institutional sector: Vince Barrailler, Washington Health Benefit Exchange
Startup Sector: Cassie Wallender
Awardees in the Collaboration category:
Institutional sector: Michael McClain, MD, First Hill Surgery Center
Public Health sector: Hanna Oltean
Startup sector: Avadhut Joshi, Translational Software
Awardees in the perseverance category:
Institutional sector: Tony Blau MD, UW Principal Investigator ITOMIC trial and All4Cure
Community Non-profit sector: Dellann Elliott Mydland, The EndBrainCancer Initiative
Startup Sector: Chris Wood, Clario Medical Imaging
2017 Seattle Health Innovators President’s Awards
This year in addition to the annual Health Innovator of the Year awards for exemplary traits shown above, the Board also designated four President’s Awards for innovation in four areas of great interest in the coming year:
Regulatory Science Innovation
Shawn Swanson, MedsForAll
Pain Management Innovation
Zachary Fisk MD, Anesthesiologist
Patient-Centered Care Innovation
Tony Quang, MD, JD Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, UW, VA
Regulatory Science Innovation
Dema Poppa, Invio
For more information about these awardees and the 2017 Health Innovator of the Year Awards Program please see the agenda from the event: Health Innovator Awards 2017 presentation 20171214 2000 pdf
Health Innovation NW
Health Innovation NW is a Washington State non-profit corporation dedicated to building a supportive community of individuals interested in transforming health and healthcare. We grew from the Seattle Health Innovation Forum meetup group, founded in 2013, that has over 1,700 members.
Health Innovation NW is hosting its Third Annual Health Innovator of the Year Awards on Dec 14th, 2017 from 5:30- 8:0pm at the Cambia Grove in Seattle. This event is a chance to celebrate the vibrant health innovation community that has formed in the greater Seattle area and to recognize the heroes among us who are making a difference in healthcare.
This event is an ideal holiday party for health innovation teams. Seattle is becoming an international health innovation hub, and it’s time to let the world know we’re here and that we support each other’s success. Over the past years, some companies sponsor their employees to attend this event so that they get to have a catered holiday event and enjoy the company of other health innovators. This is a cost-effective way to bring your entire team together and to build a supportive community.
The 2017 Seattle Health Innovator awards recognize individuals who by their imagination, customer focus, collaboration and perseverance demonstrate that improvements in access, delivery and quality of health care are possible and achievable. From our call for nominations to the public we have selected a group of 15 award finalists. This years’ cohort comes from across the healthcare industry, including care delivery, life science research, public health, patient advocacy and government.
The 2017 Health Innovator Finalists are as follows:
||Organization of innovator
||Chief Product Officer
|Dellann Elliott Mydland
||Founder and President
||The EndBrainCancer Initiative (formerly the Chris Elliott Fund)
||Washington State Department of Health
|Michael McClain, MHS, MS, PA-C
||First Hill Surgery Center (Joint Venture of Swedish and The Polyclinic)
|Tony Blau, MD
|Tony Quang, MD, JD
||Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
||VA and UW Medicine
||Washington Health Benefit Exchange
|Tonya Palermo, PhD
||Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine
||Seattle Children’s Research Institute / UW
|Zachary Fisk, MD
||Acute Pain Therapies
|Avadhut Joshi, PhD
||Clinical Pharmacogenomics Lead
|Mike Van Snellenberg Sugarpod Team
Space is limited. It is best to register early in case it sells out. Register for the 2017 Health Innovation NW Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony here. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-health-innovators-holiday-gathering-awards-gala-tickets-39530116643)
About the Health Innovator of the Year Awards:
In 2015, the Seattle Health Innovators decided to add recognition of local health innovators to their holiday meeting. A selection committee was formed, and the first cohort of nominees and winners was selected. 2017 is the 3rd year of the event. See a list of the past awardees here:
About Health Innovation NW:
Health Innovation NW is a Washington State non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individual change agents in health and life sciences to connect, to educate the community, and to directly advance health innovation. The group is run by volunteers and sponsors multiple Seattle Health Innovators meetups each year, a group with over 1600 members.
We are a grassroots organization formed because of the need to create deeper connections within the health innovation community in Seattle. We started by organizing the Seattle Health Innovation Forum in May 2013. After 3 years of organizing events together, in 2016 we founded Health Innovation NW, a Washington non-profit corporation, so that we can take our collaboration to new levels. There is so much more we can do together to make a positive impact locally and globally. Learn more at www.healthinnovator.org.