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Health 2.0 Seattle is the local chapter of the global Health 2.0 movement for advancing healthcare with technology. Our mission is to establish Seattle as a leader in healthcare innovation by facilitating dialogue among professionals from the local technology, life sciences, and global health industries.

About Health 2.0 (www.health2con.com)
Health 2.0 promotes and showcases new technologies in health care through a worldwide series of conferences, prize challenges, education programs, and more. The company also provides consulting services to help track and forecast market activity. Health 2.0 Chapters are grassroots groups of innovators who meet regularly with the mission to cultivate and propel health technology in their local communities.

Health 2.0 Seattle's Health Tech Innovation Series

We're excited to announce a new series for 2014. This series will explore how technology can contribute meaningful solutions to the field of healthcare by bringing together leading professionals in Seattle’s life sciences, global health and technology landscapes. Experts will weigh in on how to navigate the hurdles of an industry in flux, how to drive change within the community and how to create products and tools of value in the marketplace.

Meetups will take place at Substantial (900 E Pine, Suite #202) from 6-8pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

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Program Outline:

January: Identifying the Issues

  • What the greatest challenges in the life sciences and global health fields are

  • Where to look to seek out the meaty problems

  • Where innovation is most needed in our community

  • How technology can help

February: Paths to Innovation

  • What investors look for: startup solutions

  • Strategic partnerships

  • Engaging with life sciences and global health to create meaningful solutions

March: How to build a successful product (backend focus)

  • Workshop on how to build products in healthcare

  • How to engage with a technology company to build a viable solution

April: How to design a product for consumer adoption? (front end /UX focus)

  • Consumer focused design

  • Culture of healthcare is changing → consumerization

  • Using social

  • Designing for doctors and patients

May: How to design a product for B to B adoption

  • Industry veterans speak about what’s happening within their field

  • How to engage

  • Avoid getting stuck in pilot mode

June: Risks & Roadblocks

  • Legal issues

  • Privacy

  • Big data

July: Innovation at Work

  • Product showcase

  • What’s next in healthcare innovation

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Get involved:

We’ve been asked how people can get involved. Here are a few different things you can do to help out. If you’ve got other ideas, let us know!

  • Attend and Discuss – Stop by and participate in future meetings. We are actively trying to build our social networks, too. Please provide your Twitter or Facebook handles should you wish to continue the conversation between meetings.
  • Speak or PresentWe are always looking for passionate people to present on relevant topics so please contact us at contact@health20seattle.com with interest or recommendations.
  • Sponsor – Chip in for drinks and snacks at one of our upcoming meetings.
  • Spread the Word – Know someone who should be a Health 2.0 Seattle Chapter member? Send them the Meetup page and share the social media links below.

Follow us on social media:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Health20Seattle
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Health20Seattle

Alternately you can reach us at health20@substantial.com.

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