What we're about

This group is dedicated to advancing innovations that focus on improving patient care 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.

Eugene Borukovich started the New York Health Innovation Group in 2008. Not long after he affiliated with the Health 2.0 organization and became the first local chapter of the new conference company. Our chapter has since grown to become the largest healthcare innovation focused meetup in the world, running events that focus on specific topics such as the impact of social media in Healthcare or our Startup pitch contest called "Pitch Yourself into the Shark Tank." Hundreds of investments, partnerships and collaborations have come from our events, hackathons, contests, and our crowdfunding platform, MedStartr.com. A few of the companies that have presented before they made it anywhere: Phreesia, Zweena, ZocDoc, HelloHealth, Medivo (now Prognos.ai), Avado (bought by WebMD), YourNurseIsOn (acquired), DrChrono, EpionHealth, Healthrageous (acquired), WellApps (acquired), Misfit (acquired for 260M), DocGraph, Register Patient, and over three hundred more as well as StartupHealth and Bluepring health and five other accelerators. We have hosted our own MedStartr Momentum conferences (2015 (http://medmo15.medstartr.com), 2016 (http://medmo16.medstartr.com)), Rise of the Health Machines (http://rise2017.splashthat.com) (2017), HealthCamp, Susannah Fox, Todd Park, Bryan Sivak, Regina Holliday, Esther Dyson, Todd Pietri, and representatives from every major Healthcare Venture Capital and Angel group in the Northeast. The net result is a community of health innovators, accelerators, venture capitalists, hospitals, doctors, patients programmers, and more with a can do attitude that is changing healthcare every day.

We organize this group as our way of saying thanks for helping us launch MedStartr (http://www.medstartr.com).com ...but this isn't about us, it is what our thousands of members, creators and adopters of healthcare innovation can do for healthcare.

Who presents 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 solutios, 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

Nurses 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...

Mostly what we have are the leaders of the NYC healthcare innovation scene. By putting us all together in one place, we are creating the future of healthcare and making New York the healthcare innovation capital of the world.

Here is what has happened since we started this group actually: The middle bar is NYC and it shows how much funding has gone into health tech innovations in Boston, NYC, and Silicon Valley over the past few years. It was even worse in 2008 when we started, not even a tenth of Silicon Valley. Now we lead by 49%. Is it due to this meetup group? Maybe. Fact is that when people get together new ideas happen and we get people together. Now there are a dozen healthcare innovation meetup groups in NYC and it only adds to the momentum.


Here is EDC's take on it (not just HealthTech:) https://www.nycedc.com/sites/default/files/filemanager/Industries/Media_EmergTech/NYC_TechStats.pdf

And the original article on CBinsights is here: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/digital-health-silicon-valley-new-york-boston/

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,

-Alex Fair (@alexbfair (http://twitter.com/@alexbfair)), Donna Cusano (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcusano) (@deetelecare (https://twitter.com/deetelecare)), Anthony Manson (@DigitalRants (http://twitter.com/@DigitalRants)), Mimi Rosenfeld and our awesome volunteers and event organizers (https://www.meetup.com/health20nyc/members/?op=leaders)!

Join us on Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/138321), Facebook or Twitter: @H2NYC (http://www.twitter.com/#!/H2NYC))

MedStartr (http://www.medstartr.com) (@MedStartr (http://www.twitter.com/#!/MedStartr)) - Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, Open Innovation Programs and Investing

Call: 530.MEDSTAR (530.633.7827) or email us here (events@medstartr.com).

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AI in Healthcare: Hope or Hype?



The promise of AI in healthcare is enormous but what is really being created and implemented and how is it improving care for patients, helping professionals provide great care, reducing costs, and improving outcomes? Join us to hear about new companies in the space and hear from experts. Startups: apply to pitch at http://bit.ly/MedMoWT Keynote and Panelists so far: Tech: Melissa Honour, IBM Watson, Articial Intelligence Portfolio Lead. Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mhonour/ Business: Joseph Gough, EVP Innovation, Remedy Health, Investor, SonicVentures Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joegough/ Clinical: Samantha Nazareth, MD, Gastroenterologist, Writer, TV & Radio Commentator on digital, nutritional, and gut health, MedStartr Mentor and practicing seeking AI innovations for her practice. Insta: @drsamnazareth Website: drsamnazareth.com Latest post: https://www.drsamnazareth.com/new-blog/2019/1/29/ces-2019-first-experience-a-review-of-digital-health-and-healthcare-technology + One more coming! Moderator: Estrella Jaramillo, Cofounder, Bwom, Author of this article in Forbes on Sex and AI in addition to creating one for Women's health herself. Twitter: @estrellajrios | Insta: estrellajrios } Company: http://b-wom.com/ Forbes article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/estrellajaramillo/2019/02/14/app-uses-ai-to-spice-up-valentines-day/#535540de49e1 Early Stage Companies Approved to Pitch so far: Rotem Lev-Zwickel, Co-Founder Agamon Health, agamonhealth.com Vincent Cocito, Co-Founder, http://inspiren.com/ Apply to pitch your AI innovation at http://bit.ly/MedMoWT Stay Tuned, more coming! Agenda: 6:00 -Meet Tweet and Greet #H2NYC with light, healthy snacks and beverages (maybe not as healthy) 6:30 - Opening Keynote: To Be Determined 6:45 AI Innovations Startups - 5 minute pitches 7:20 - Networking Break 7:45 - Panel Discussion on AI - Hope Vs Hype 8:30 - Networking 8:30 - After Event at Calle Dao across the street! Think you have what it takes, email us at events @ MedStartr.com and tell us why for this or our next events in NYC and around the world! For Startups: http://bit.ly/MedMoWT and tell us about your innovation (Note, MedStartr Venture Fund often invests in companies that win our pitch contests) For Panelists: Please sign up to be a mentor on MedStartr at http://about.medstartr.com/mentors or email us if you don't want to be part of our amazing, empowering, and super cool global community centered on healthcare innovation For everyone interested in healthcare innovation: Are you already a member of our global healthcare innovation community? If not, please join our crowd at http://MedStartr.com/global and get involved! More details coming, stay tuned!

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