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MedTech networking meetup

Thanks to all of those who came along to our second meet-up. The next main event will be on Wednesday 11th June 2014 and will have the following format:

18.00 Arrivals and refreshments

18.30 Main Stage Intro: UCL - Carly Newman

18.35 Intro to evening - Tony Young

18.45 x5 MedTech Company introductions

19.05 Dean Sawyer, CEO Jointly Health. "The Lean Start-up" (please see bio below)

19.25 Dr Martin Kohn, CMS Jointly Health. "The future of natural language processing and opportunities for start-ups". (please see bio below)

19.45 Q & A Session

20.00 x5 MedTech Company introductions

20.20 Food, drinks and networking

21.30 Close


Dean Sawyer is an experienced healthcare entrepreneur, consultant and advisor known for commercializing new innovative healthcare information technologies including electronic health records, personal health records and big data. Dean’s expertise includes integrating new technologies into existing clinical workflows, developing viable healthcare business models, building sales and marketing organizations and applying lean startup methodologies. Previous roles include Chief Business Development Officer at Physicians Interactive where he developed a new product to deliver healthcare information, medication samples and mobile decision support tools to medical professionals inside their electronic health record, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Vital Data Technology where he created a payor–based electronic health record connected to emergency departments and Senior Vice President of the Information Services Division and Electronic Health Records Division at Allscripts. Dean is a graduate of the inaugural FutureMed Executive Program at Silicon Valley based, Singularity University, earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of the Pacific.

Dr. Martin Kohn is Chief Medical Scientist at Jointly Health. His research work includes healthcare population analytics and the role of expert systems in the clinical decision process. Dr. Kohn is a board-certified emergency physician with over 30 years of hospital-based practice and management experience. He is an alumnus of MIT, Harvard Medical School and NYU, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives. He is board certified in Clinical Informatics through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Emergency Medicine and has published multiple articles and book chapters on clinical, technical and management subjects.

Prior to joining Jointly Health, Dr. Kohn was the Chief Medical Scientist for Care Delivery Systems in IBM Research where he led IBM’s support for the transformation of healthcare, including development of personalized care, outcomes-based models and payment reform., including the use of the Watson supercomputer in healthcare. He speaks frequently on the issues of healthcare transformation, the role of information technology, the Patient Centered Medical Home and clinical decision support. Dr. Kohn is a co-author of IBM’s white paper “Patient-Centered Medical Home – What, Why and How.” Dr. Kohn was previously in IBM Healthcare Strategy and Change, which helped healthcare systems and clinicians optimize process and make best use of health information technology.

If anyone would like one of the MedTech introduction slots on the main stage to tell everyone about who you are/what you do/what your idea is/what you are looking for please e-mail ([masked]).  

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  • Dave T.

    The Division of Surgery at Imperial College London requires a Clinical Trial Coordinator to manage patient recruitment and data collection for a personalised healthcare project entitled “Quantified Self for Obesity”. In this project we will monitor the physical activity of bariatric surgery patients throughout their weight loss journey using apps on their mobile phones. Do you know anyone who might be interested in this post:

    June 24, 2014

  • Mr Joe P.

    Very good and the enthusiasm was infectious! Met up with interesting people and the presentations were excellent.

    June 19, 2014

  • Kimberley L.

    I have now uploaded the photos from the evening, and also some of the presentations. Also below are the details of James Griffiths of Adapt - UEA, if you have anymore questions in regards of how they can support you in accessing finance for low carbon ventures:

    1 · June 13, 2014

  • Gregory G.

    Dr. Kohn's talk on Watson really was excellent. A well organised evening and all talks were very interesting.

    June 12, 2014

  • Richard G.

    Very interesting & good to see MedTech moving into the future at last & some hurdles being resolved..Very much enjoyed the info & insight into the IBM Watson program..Nice..

    June 12, 2014

  • John M.

    Really interesting presentations and relaxed networking event. Very well organised

    June 12, 2014

  • Pawel de Sternberg S.

    Format was Very good. And presentations were really interesting.

    2 · June 12, 2014

  • Paul S.

    The change of the format is now more organized since the first meeting, but I suggest to give more space to the innovators with new ideas, new projects and lesser time to the guests. Tony is a brilliant Organizer.

    June 12, 2014

  • Rohit

    Thanks for organising an informative & inspiring evening. And good pizza too!

    June 11, 2014

  • Jerome B.

    excellent organisation, loved the speed dating concept and thank you for bringing us the american duo. Would have loved to have the list and contact details of the speakers

    June 11, 2014

  • Jon B.

    Great enthusiasm, great contacts, interesting talks.

    June 11, 2014

  • Zulfiqar D.

    Apologies work stuff has just come up.

    June 11, 2014

  • Lulu

    Hope know more people and learn more about entrepreneurship

    June 10, 2014

  • Mr Joe P.

    Keen to listen to the planned presentations.I don't require a 'slot' .My RSVP -Yes thank you.

    June 10, 2014

  • Radoslaw R.

    For updates and new regarding future meetings follow us @MedTechMeetup

    June 10, 2014

  • Tony Y.

    Hi Roland, look forward to meeting next week and sharing some beer/pizza after. Tony

    June 4, 2014

  • Roland S.

    I joined and RSVPed (if that is can be used as a verb). I am content to listen and do not need a slot on the stage.

    June 4, 2014

  • George S.

    Apologies for missing the last meeting, I was travelling. Regarding the next meeting; how about some experiences from veterans of the 'concept to commercial' trail? Handy tips on grants, funding etc.?

    2 · May 9, 2014

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