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.
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.