Past Meetup

Seattle Health Innovators Meetup: Telehealth Implementation Forum

This Meetup is past

70 people went

Price: $10.00 /per person

Cambia Grove

1800 9th Avenue, 2nd floor · Seattle, WA

How to find us

In the same building with Regence Blue Shield on corner of 9th Ave and Howell.

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Telehealth is a rapidly growing global market opportunity that can improve the patient experience, lower costs, and improve quality. Our March 5th networking event features a panel of leaders who are implementing mobile health apps and real-time face-to-face video interactions with medical providers. Hear from the implementers on how they work with care delivery systems to introduce new care models enabled by m-health and telemedicine technology. Light food and beverages will be served to facilitate networking before and after the panel.

This meetup will be held at the Cambia Grove ( at[masked]th Avenue, Seattle WA 98101 on the 2nd Floor. It is in the same building as Regence Blue Cross on the corner of 9th Ave and Howell Street. For more information about this new hub for health innovation in Seattle see the Geekwire article from last October: “New ‘Cambia Grove’ health-care innovation center in Seattle will link tech startups with big players (”.

The doors lock at 6pm, so please arrive prior to then. We'll station a volunteer for late arrivals, but getting there on time will help. Paid parking is available in the building. If you park in the building come up to the 2nd floor from the garage elevator.

The Seattle Heath Innovation Meetup is a grass-roots community comprised of people interested transforming health and healthcare. It was started in 2013 by leaders from Seattle-based health startups and welcomes individuals from healthcare delivery systems, payers, research organizations, universities, investors, and the community at large.

The program will include brief presentations and a panel discussion with these health leaders:

Fareeha Siddiqui, MD, MPH is the Director of Research and Innovation, Global to Local (, an innovative non-profit formed by Swedish Health Services, the Washington Global Health Alliance, HealthPoint, and Public Health Seattle & King County to serve residents in the SeaTac/Tukwilla area. This area has more than 70 ethno-linguistic groups and twice as many people living below the federal poverty level and far higher mortality rates than the rest of King County. It offers a unique opportunity to work with populations relevant to Seattle’s global reach.

Dr. Siddiqui directs the Global to Local Mobile Health Project, which focuses on the development of cost-effective remote monitoring, sustainable health promotion interventions, and improvement of healthcare delivery. She will update us on a mobile health pilot to help people with diabetes. She was one of 6 doctors to win Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors: Community Service Award in 2013. (

Julie Maas, MBA is the Director of Client Integration at CarenaMD.

Carena ( is a new and growing Seattle-based company that provides telemedicine solutions including a Virtual Clinic staffed with employed 24/7 “Virtualists” and an operations team that can get a system live in 90 days or less. Carena has implemented its Virtual Clinic Offering with several leading healthcare delivery systems, including UW Medicine and Franciscan Health.

Julie's team implements the technical and operational aspects of these solutions. She works directly with healthcare delivery systems to include the Virtual Clinic. Her career spans 10+ years of life sciences and non-profit experience in a wide range of projects and roles, including development of telemedicine initiatives while at the UW Center for Commercialization.

We will have two panelists to tell us about the Multicare OB CareConnect program. Multicare is a not-for-profit integrated health system with more than 10,000 employees and a comprehensive network o services throughout Pierce, South King, and Kitsap Counties.

Christi McCarren, RN, MBA is the Multicare Vice President of Retail Health and Service Lines.

Steve Poore, MD is the Medical Director of the Multicare Women's Service Line.

Christi and Dr. Poore will be speaking to us about MultiCare's OB CareConnect program--where OB care alternates between virtual visits with a MultiCare nurse practitioner (ARNP) and scheduled visits with the patient's MultiCare obstetrician at his or her office. The program conducted over 400 visits in 2014, including a patient in Mozambique.

Facilitating the panel discussion is Chelsea Steinborn, a current graduate student at the University of Washington. Chelsea has worked as Senior Product Engineer at Medtronic, a $27 billion medical technology and services company.

Chelsea will complete her Masters in Health Administration at UW in May 2015. She has focused on telehealth and innovative care delivery throughout the program and during her current internship at Virginia Mason. Chelsea will get the conversation started with the panelists and then facilitate audience questions and answers.

About Us

The Seattle Heath Innovation Meetup ( is a grass-roots community comprised of people interested transforming health and healthcare. It was started in 2013 by leaders from Seattle-based health startups and includes individuals from healthcare delivery systems, payers, research organizations, universities, and the community at large.

We have hosted 8 forums since June 2013 and in 2015 plan to have quarterly networking and educational events. We are also conducting a benchmarking study to compare the health startup ecosystem in Seattle with other leading healthcare hubs. (

To get on our the mailing list please join the Seattle-Health-Innovation-Forum meetup group.