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, then 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 basically on nine different areas of medical innovation (Patient-driven, Hospitals, Physician-Driven, Pharma, Medical Devices, Apps, and AI/IoT/VR,...) We also do events and programs dedicated to Policies, Accelerating Startups and asking our crowd to help select the best new startups.

Thousands 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/CareSet, Twiage, Care+Wear, Mymee, DirectShifts, Register Patient, and over three hundred more as well as StartupHealth and Blueprint health and five other accelerators. We have hosted our own MedStartr Momentum conferences (examples: MedMo 2015 (http://medmo15.medstartr.com), Rise of the Health Machines (http://rise2017.splashthat.com)) and world leaders like 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.com (http://www.medstartr.com) in 2012 and http://MedStartr.vc , our venture fund, in 2017 ...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 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

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)), Lois Drapi (Drapin (http://www.twitter.com/drapin)@Drapin), 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).

Upcoming events (1)

Dance Dance Healthcare Revolution 2019

Spark Labs


Back by popular demand, we are doing Dance Dance Healthcare Revolution AGAIN! Come dance the night away with the Healthcare Innovation Crowd in NYC! True to our Healthcare Revolutionary roots, we will also host brief startup pitches and portfolio company demos. That's Awesome Right!?! BUT Wait - There's more! This is also a 50th Birthday party for Alex! "Who is Alex?", you ask? Alex Fair has been bringing the Health 2.0 Community together here since 2010 with over 180 events and countless newsletters. He started MedStartr.com in 2012 and running healthcare innovation contests and Open Innovation programs for HHS, AMA, AHA, Takeda, New Orleans, HP, J&J, AMIA,... in 2013. Finally, after helping hundreds of companies get formed, found and funded faster he opened his first venture fund in 2017 and his second in 2019. MedStartr now underwrites all the events and our staff and our portfolio startup founders like the amazing Avish Nessavier (https://www.linkedin.com/in/avishanessaiver/) of Biyra Biotech help make all the magic happen in the group. As anyone who knows Alex (as most of your do) knows, his favorite thing is seeing the best new ideas in healthcare, so we will also have a giant pitch contest! He and his team are also looking to deploy another million dollars in investor capital and 2 million in prizes this Fall, so do well in the pitch contest and you can grow very fast with the help of the Local H2NYC and the global MedStartr community. Startup: Apply to Pitch! Startups apply at http://bit.ly/MedMoApply or better yet - enter the AMIA 2019 PitchIT! Challenge running on MedStartr today at https://www.medstartr.com/pages/amia2019?community=8 and you can pitch here too - Deadline 9/22 so get a move on! 25K cash prizes for the AMIA challenge too. A shorter application just for our pitch contests like at this event is here: http://bit.ly/ApplyMedMo Get Found and Funded Faster! At our first Healthcare Revolution Dance party the 27 teams that pitched went on to raise over 400 million dollars in the next year and included Misfit Wearbles, Avado, CareSet and more, so do not delay, apply today! What your entrance fee gets you: In addition to a great time with a ton of other folks interested in healthcare innovation, your ticket price also covers the cost of Drinks, Snacks, Music, Dancing, pitches and more! You can BYOB as well. Not sure if we will do Jello Shots again, probably a terrible idea (again.) Big thanks to our members and co-organizers who inspired and enabled this event and this group for the last decade! Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Past events (131)

MedMo Blockchain Pitch Contest - Live Online!

The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel

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