What we're about


This group is dedicated to advancing innovations that focus on improving patient care and community health with the active involvement of Patients, Physicians, Nurses, Administrators, Engineers, and even Lawyers. If your interest is in improving the practice and performance of medicine, than this is the meetup for you.

Who will present here?

Patients who have defined issues to be addressed and / or designed apps to improve their health and the health of others

Physicians who create innovative care models, develop solutions, or simply are looking for new ways to address the problems they see

Entrepreneurs who create new innovative healthcare solutions

Hospital Executives driving development and adoption of new ideas

Insurance Company and new model risk bearing organization leaders looking to keep populations healthier with innovative ideas

Nurses and Physicians and other care providers who reinvent nursing management or point of care solutions

Investors, Angels, and VCs looking for the next big thing

Pharma, Insurance, and Diagnostics companies that look for new technologies and companies to work with

Pharmacists who design better medication management, adherence, distribution or other systems

Game Designers who make patient education fun

Quantification companies that help people self-monitor (see also Quantified Self meetup)

Engineers, Programmers, and Hackers that invent and enable new care paradigms

Designers who love to design Killer Apps for Healthy Living

Innovative Government leaders seeking positive change

Reporters and Bloggers who want to see the cutting edge before it happens and spread the word

and so many more amazing people and companies...

We want to give the thinkers, staff and leaders of the Upstate New York healthcare scene a place to meet and discuss ways to innovate. By putting us all together in one place, we will create the future of healthcare and make Upstate New York a world leader in healthcare innovation.

We are always looking for start-ups and individuals to present the ideas or products they are passionate about. Please be welcome to join the conversation, propose a topic, or suggest an alternative format. We are a largely user-driven group, so suggest a topic and we will do the most popular event. We also enable more established companies to get their message out to the healthcare innovation community through sponsorship and speaking. So if there is an event, challenge, or product release you would like to talk about, please contact us.

Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you soon!

Yours Truly,

- Sean Erreger, LCSW (@StuckonSW) and Alex Fair (@alexbfair / @MedStartr)

Upcoming events (1)

NENYHI Pitch Night
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Our first sponsor, MedStartr.com is looking for their next investment, so win this contest and be considered for $100,000 in acceleration services, perks, funding and more. Come out and help us form a new healthcare innovation community. Do you want to present your company?

Have a great Idea or Startup?

Apply here (https://medstartrmentors.wufoo.com/forms/pzqpp7r143z8nc/) and win a chance to enter the MedStartr Ventures Acceleration and Investment Program which provides up to $250,000 in investment, services and support as well as three years of support.

Pitch Contest Judges

Alex Fair, CEO http://MedStartr.com , Managing Director, MedStartr Ventures, RPI Grad, former AMC Nurse's Aide, Scientist, Seven-time startup founder, patient activist, and investor

Sean Erreger, LCSW, - Case Manager, Adjunct Instructor, Healthcare Social Media Evangelist

More coming!


6:00 - Meet, Tweet & Greet with healthy snacks and beverages #UNYHIG

6:30 - Welcome to UNYHIG by Sean and Alex

6:40 - 10 minute presentations from Startups

7:15 - Networking Break

7:30 - 10 minute presentations from More Startups

8:10 - Winners Annouced and next steps discussion

8:20 - Reception

9:15 - After Event?

Thanks for being part of UNYHIG!

Past events (3)

Northeastern New York Healthcare Innovation Summit (NENYHIS) 2017

Skidmore College


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