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!
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.
Digital health is a red hot area for investors. In 2016, over $13 billion was invested in digital health startups. Like the Space Needle, “digital health” always seems modern. But in the US, the digitization of the health sector has been underway for decades. In January, Lisa Suennen predicted that “we will soon see an end to the term “digital health” because “pretty much everything is digitizing and yet we don’t call it digital banking or digital transportation or digital aviation”. I believe the term is going to be around for quite some time because it taps into irreversible trends that touch each of us in our daily lives, not just when we need medical help.
The May 11, 2017 Seattle Health Innovation Forum will feature a panel discussion including these digital health leaders:
- Mark Rivera – Sr Software Lead – Microsoft Health
- Steve Wimmer – Sr Director, Strategy and Innovation – Providence Health Services
- Swatee Surve – CEO – Litesprite Behavioral Health
The moderator is Jeff Pasek, a consultant with many years in this field. The forum will be held at the Cambia Grove, with light refreshments from 5:30-7:30. It’s $12 and includes plenty of networking time with others interested in digital health innovation. To register and more details about the event see this link.
To get on the Seattle Health Innovators mailing list sign up at our Meetup site.
The first Seattle Health Innovation Forum of 2017 is Wednesday Feb 8 on the 3rd Floor of the Seattle Tower from 5:30-8:00. We host around 6 events per year year addressing different opportunities for innovators to make a difference in healthcare. The first of this series is titled “Better living through big data: building a healthy culture in the digital age”,
This is an exceptional opportunity to meet others sharing an interest in health innovation and to participate in a moderated discussion about the convergence of health analytics, cognitive science, and digital health technologies. For more information and registration (free with RSVP) see this link.
The Seattle Health Innovators meetup group is a program of Health Innovation NW, a Washington non-profit corporation formed to provide educational programs, connect innovators, and to promote innovation in the health sector. We are an all-volunteer community. Our active core includes physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, health IT professionals, and others who work with healthcare providers, payers, research, academia, and in health startups.
We welcome newcomers along with those who have been part of our community since we started in 2013. Let us know if you are interested in getting involved in planning upcoming events.
Sharing clinician visit notes with patients can be a provocative way of promoting patient engagement. The Seattle Health Innovators’ forum October 3rd will feature these leaders from the Open Notes movement discussing lessons from their experience implementing this innovation:
Joann Elmore, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and practicing attending physician at Harborview Medical Center will provide an overview and lead the panel discussion with
• John Santa, MD, MPH, formerly with Consumer Reports, now OpenNotes Director of Dissemination
• Thomas Payne MD, Professor of Medicine, UW, whose major professional interest is the use and evaluation of electronic health records
• Amy Fellows, MPH, Executive Director of We Can Do Better, an Oregon non-profit whose mission is bringing people together who share values of better health care for all
• Homer Chin MD, MS, former CMIO for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, currently an affiliate professor in Medical Informatics at the Oregon Health and Science University and working with EHR vendors to implement functionality that supports Open Notes.
Seattle Health Innovators is an independent non-profit community group whose mission is to empower individual change agents in health and life sciences. We provide opportunities such as this forum to help innovators connect with each other, to educate the community on opportunities, and to directly advance health innovation via service projects. Learn more about how to get involved with our work at this event. Early-bird registration is $10 at this link.
5:30-6:00 Networking, light refreshments
6:00-6:10 Community Announcements