Past Meetup

How Startups Can Demonstrate Value in "Evidence-Based Medicine"

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NetApp Building 3 (Cafe) on 1st Floor

495 E. Java drive · Sunnyvale, CA

How to find us

VTA Light Rail stops right out front. There is a parking lot surrounding the entrance. All guests will have to sign in with the receptionist.

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UPDATE: If there's time, we can also discuss the draft Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) report on the strategy for regulating "health information technology, including mobile medical applications" which was just issued. See . There will be a 90-day comment period.

[Note: Also see other interesting events listed at bottom of this announcement.]

This session will focus on what's needed to convince doctors and hospitals that your digital health innovation provides the claimed health benefits.

Physicians are trained to use "evidence-based medicine" to guide their practice. Historically, Randomized Clinical Trials have been the "gold standard" for demonstrating the clinical value of new drugs and procedures. Today's digital health innovations often do not lend themselves to this paradigm very well.

"Evidence-based medicine" will be explained and Dr. Jeffrey Kaye of Oregon Health Science University and the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology will provide guidance on creative approaches for startups to demonstrate the clinical value of their innovative products and services. This includes his work with the ORCATECH Life Laboratory model for technology-based health monitoring and support of independent aging.

(Note that the cost is $20 for anyone who is not a member of SVForum. Pre-registration and payment can only be done at the SVForum web site (click here ( Alternatively, non-members can pay on-site.)



Jeffrey Kaye, MD
Jeffrey Kaye is the Layton Endowed Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University. He is the Director of ORCATECH (the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology) and Director of the NIA - Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center. His research has focused over the past two decades on understanding healthy aging using a variety of approaches ranging across the fields of genetics, neuroimaging, physiology and continuous activity monitoring. He leads several longitudinal studies of aging including the ongoing Oregon Brain Aging Study, the Intelligent Systems for Detection of Aging Changes (ISAAC) and the Ambient Independence Measures for Guiding Care Transitions (AIMS) studies using pervasive computing technologies for continuous assessment of health and function among the aging in their homes. He leads a unique academic-commercial facing research program within ORCATECH designed to build evidence for the value of technology in health care research and practice.

Dr. Kaye has received the Charles Dolan Hatfield Research Award for his work. He is listed in Best Doctors in America. He serves on many national and international panels and review boards in the fields of geriatrics, neurology and technology including as a commissioner for the Center for Aging Services and Technology (CAST), past chair of the Technology Professional Interest Area workgroup for the National Alzheimer’s Association and on the Advisory Council of AgeTech West and the Leadership Council of the Network on Environment, Services and Technologies for the American Society on Aging. He is an author of over 300 scientific publications and holds several major grant awards from federal agencies, national foundations and industrial sponsors.

Thank you to our sponsors, NEA and Qualcomm, and to NetApp for hosting us at their facility.



April 23-25, 2014

Service Research & Innovation Institute (SRII)

Health Care Analytics Hackathon
The 2014 SRII Health Care Analytics Hackathon has begun! Launched at 9:00 am on Tuesday, March 25, this virtual hackathon will run for 4 weeks before ending on Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00 am, when all entries are due. Latecomers can still register up until the submission deadline.
The core dataset is Medicare's Hospital Compare dataset with its HCAHPS patient satisfaction rankings for hospitals nationwide. Contestants are free to add other public data to enhance their analysis. Entries will be judged on how well they answer the Hackathon question 'What factors are associated with high or low patient satisfaction?' plus any additional insights that were gained, technical depth, creativity (especially leveraging additional datasets), and the clarity of explanation and presentation. Contestants may use any analytic tools they wish. For more information, please go to or contact us at [masked].

General Attendees:The SRII Global Summit will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose from April 23 to 25, 2014. The Health Care Analytics Hackathon will represent the Health Care track, and is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 (Day 2 of the Summit). The morning session on the 24th will include presentations by analytics experts. The afternoon session will have presentations from analytics vendors and contestant teams, followed by the awards & prize ceremony. It should be a good day for exploring health care analytics and social networking.


May 19, 2014

HIMSS Northern California Chapter

Patient Engagement Event (part of Health IT Week)

Details and registration soon at

"At this event, we will be looking at both the provider and patient experience, along with how the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements for patient engagement are affecting the health IT industry. We'll also explore opportunities to leverage patient engagement technologies, including mobile, to drive personal behavioral change and improved patient experience."

To have your company in the Patient Engagement Technology showcase, please contact [masked].