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dHealthDC: Bringing the Digital Health DC Community Together

We are very excited to announce our next Digital Health DC event, scheduled for 5:45pm on Wednesday, September 4th. For this event, you will hear from three digital health leaders, on how they are using digital to more effectively engage with their audiences and drive results. dHealth speakers and topics are intentionally chosen to bring together the digital community from the commercial, government, not for profit, academia, and the startup world, so that we can share and learn from each other.

The main session will include 3 short (10 - 15 minute) back to back presentations followed by a collaborative Q&A panel.

This is a fun crowd, so please plan to arrive early to enjoy the networking and to meet other members of the DC Digital Health Community. Light food and drink will be provided.

*We recognize this is the first night of Rosh Hashanah. However, it was the best day to run this unique event. We will strive to avoid such inconveniences in the future.

Presenters and Topics:

Panel Moderator: Carol Torgan, Ph.D. Carol is currently with the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health. She previously was senior content director at Steve Case's start-up, Revolution Health, and was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

1) Topic:  Aetna’s CarePass Platform: Open Data in Healthcare

Presenter: Daniel Conroy, Head of Business Development of CarePass Product at Aetna will be filling in for Jesse GivensHead of CarePass, who can no longer attend. Aetna has taken mobile innovation to the next level with its free CarePass platform. In March 2013, the CarePass platform launched its mobile presence. What’s unique? CarePass integrates data from the leading health, fitness, and wellness apps/devices on the market (MapMyFitness, FitBit, JawBone, GymPact, RunKeeper etc) and displays the data in a single dashboard, rather than in silos. This is a unique opportunity to hear how one of the largest payers in the country is thinking about engagement.

2) Topic:  MyData’s Roadmap for Increasing Engagement.

Presenter :  Adam Dole, Presidential Innovation Fellow at Dept. of Health and Human Services where he is working on the MyData Initiatives (Blue Button).  Previously, Adam was an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Mayo Clinic, where he was involved in the strategic planning of new healthcare products and services.  While at the Mayo Clinic, Adam incubated a digital health startup, Better, funded by Mayo Clinic and The Social+Capital Partnership and also managed the Mayo Clinic's relationship and investment strategy with startup accelerator Rock Health.  Adam has held previous positions at NASA’s human factors research division and two strategy and innovation consultancy firms, Jump Associates and Method Inc. He received a BS in Communications from Syracuse University and an MBA in Design Strategy from the California College of the Arts.

3) Topic:  KitCheck: Leveraging Technology to lower cost

Presenter:  Kevin MacDonald, co-founder and CEO of KitCheck, has developed a pharmacy automation tool that has grown to support some of the country’s leading hospitals in decreasing cost and increasing patient safety. Kitcheck, a Rock Health-backed started up recently profiled in, raised $10.4 million in series A funding in July 2013. With both Sun Microsystems and with start ups, Kevin has a history of bringing new technologies, such as J2EE and RFID, to  major brands like Airbus, Smith & Nephew, and Johnson & Johnson.


Event Logistics & Agenda

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm  Networking

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  Presentations

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Q&A

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Additional Networking

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  • Glenn

    I liked all 3 presenters. Very good information. I particularly liked the presentation by Kitcheck. That's a very practical solution to a big problem in pharma. I also liked the information on Carepass. For those developing Medical Apps, its good to know you can hit the ground running by plugging in to an existing infrastructure.

    September 19, 2013

  • Dan

    Great balance of speaker content and excellent time management (not too long not too short)

    September 5, 2013

  • Deanne K.

    Thank you Sapient for hosting. Great hospitality, insightful and interesting speakers, and it was good to meet and share experiences with new colleagues!

    September 5, 2013

  • John R. G.

    Thank you very much to Sapient for hosting this event. I was especially impressed with the Kit Check presentation, although all three were interesting.

    September 5, 2013

  • Ajit B.

    The event was very well organized and attended. The speakers represented a broad cross-section of industries within healthcare and provided a good perspective into their respective areas. The attendees came from all different backgrounds, but almost all seem to be quite relevant. Good job!

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was great to learn about new products and initiative as well as meeting interesting health care professionals!

    September 4, 2013

  • James S.

    It was good like it always is

    1 · September 4, 2013

  • Alisa H.

    dHealthDC always attracts a broad cross section of professionals working in the health innovations space; providing a wonderful environment to exchange ideas and network.

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great line up. Hope you guys do this again soon!

    2 · September 4, 2013

  • Marcela M.

    What is parking situation for the venue?

    September 3, 2013

    • Marco A.

      Hey Marcela! I remember you from the dHealthRaleigh event - glad you are making our DC event. Parking is available at the building and runs $10. There is ample free street parking post 6pm, including diagonally across the street in the courthouse parking lot. The "Courthouse" Orange Line metro is also one block away.

      September 3, 2013

  • Siva G

    I will be there

    September 3, 2013

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