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Health 2.0 NYC - The NYC Healthcare Innovation Group Pages

This group is dedicated to discussing and driving innovation in the healthcare sector. Whether it be in the hospital, office, home, Pharma, Medical Devices, Payor, Government, or through a plan or an employer, if it is a new way of doing things in healthcare, it is here. New York has become the epicenter of these innovations and our community has thrived since Eugene Borukovich first founded it.

In 2012 we developed our first four "Series" for Physicians, Hospitals, Pharma, and Patients. Since then we have developed a total of 9 different foci, usually with at least one event per area per year. In 2013 we rolled out Medical Devices and Employer focused events. In 2014 we first did Killer Apps for Healthy Living focused on Design, and our first Rise of the Healthy Machines event where we were talking about Population health, AI, Precision Medicine, and pretty much the rise of machine-based medicine Finally in 2015 we did our first Healthcare Investor focused event and our first full day conference, MedStartr Momentum which is all about finding the best companies in healthcare and helping them get the momentum needed to fly over the gap between good idea and market adoption. In 2016 we exntended the conference to two days and took the show on the road by doing events in Philly, Chicago, and Silicon Valley. In 2017 we are expanding this to San Diego, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and probably a few more.

At our events we discuss important new topics and trends and feature the latest new companies. We have pitch events to match startups and investors, Hospital events to showcase new ideas, panel discussions on topics like Healthcare and Social Media and more. The companies that have presented include Phreesia, ZocDoc, Misfit wearables (bought by Fossil), Caresync, ComScore, Avado (bought by WebMD), YourNurseisOn, HealthWorldWeb (bought by Healthgrades), ClearHealthCosts, Healthrageous, AbleTo, Starling (bought by Rom-Hill), Wellness Layers, HealthLeap (bought by Vitals), DailyFeats, EarndIt, CareProsper, MedStartr (of course), BriteSeed, AdhereTech, Medikly, and over three hundred more. We also invite speakers like the last three HHS CTOs (Todd Park, Bryan Sivak, and Susannah Fox) to come speak and hold events like Healthcare Kickstarter where the Angels and VCs pitched to over 200 healthcare startups.

An important aspect of how we run this group is that it is crowd sourced. We ask our members to suggest topics or speakers and get up on stage and tell us their coolest new idea. Many of our best events have come from members: Bernie Kahn (Healthcare and Social Media), Jeanne Pinder (Todd Park), and Hospitals 2.0 (Jon Gordon) to name a few.

In some cases, a member will want to hold a series of events on a particular topic and we enable that. Here are a few who have done that in the past and some who still do it:

Aafia Chaudry, MD - Doctors 2.0
Anthony Manson- mHealth
Sarah Krug - Patients 2.0
Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz - Pharma 2.0
Shmuel Goldberg - Hospitals 2.0
Donna Cusano - Telemedicine
Caroline Pang - Population Health

We have had dozens of team members and leaders over the years in addition to the above. Here are a few of the amazing people who have made this happen:
First Organizers / Founders: Eugene Borokuvich and Dan Kogan (2008 - 2009)
Second Organizer: Alex Fair (2009 - Present)
Co-Organizers and Team Leaders:
Lynn Nezin (2009-2010)
Donna Cusano (2010 - Present)
Lois Drapin (2010 - Present)
Steve Greene (2010 - Present)
Sarah Krug (2010 - 2013)
Aafia Chaudry, MD (2010 - 2012)
Andrea Spillman (2010-2012)
Kyle Robertson (2010 - 2012)
Mimi Rosenfeld (2011 - present)
Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz (2013-2014)
Shmuel Goldberg (2013-2015)
Sonali Nigam (2012 - 2015)
Komal Garewal (2012 - 2013)
Jeffrey Borenstein (2013 - 2014)
Andrea Miller (2013 - 2014)
David Danar, MD (2014 - 2015)
Anthony Manson (2014 - Present)
Adam Griff (2014)
Rachael Tronheim (2014)
Stephanie Fair-Laymen (2016)
Sharad Mishra (2016 - present)
Caroline Pang (2017)
Juby George-Vaze (2017)
Nancie Steinberg (2017)
Will Treichler (2017)
Avisha NessAvier (2017)

Without this amazing team of volunteers, who have gone on to do amazing things both with H2NYC and beyond, we could not have done a fraction of what we have. Thank you!

This group has helped hundreds of startups, accelerators, innovation programs, investment funds, and other groups get going here in NYC and around the world so of course the group itself has evolved. Alex Fair, the second leader here, had been working on a price transparency startup called FairCareMD. In 2012 he went to crowdfund it and created to do so. What he realized is that the utility of events + engaged crowds + an online platform was a great combination to help startups inhealthcare. So he designed and created the Crowd Challenge model which integrates events, pitch contests, and crowdfunding to find the best companies to invest in. In 2017 they created MedStartr Ventures to invest in the companies that win these contests. Alex and his team continue to run Health 2.0 NYC out of appreciation for what the group has helped them create.

One of the best ways to get to market, we find, is to enter one of our pitch contests. If you sign up for our messages you will always hear about them - or just go to as they are always posted there too.

One of the key elements of innovation in healthcare is getting support from people who care deeply and are in a position or have knowledge that can help. People like Craig Lipset at Pfizer who are in charge of finding innovation for the giant Pharma company get involved with companies here and on MedStartr regularly. The AMA, AHA, Takeda, PwC, DataArt and many other regularly support our pitch contests and get behind the winners to take them to new levels. Expert presenters are always welcome as speakers and panelists. You can get there one of two ways: 1. Become a MedStartr Mentor by going to, filling out your profile, and clicking the "apply to be a mentor panelist or judge box or 2. Apply here.

Thank you for your support in joining this group. We are a volunteer organization and can always use help. Please contact any member of the leadership team if you would like to contribute.

If you want to support our mission and get into our evening events free of charge and our conferences for half price, please become a dues paying member. This is how we cover the cost of things like insurance and accounting fees. To do so, look to the left and click the "member dues" link.

If your company would like to help even more and get the positive effect of supporting your healthcare innovation community as well as first looks and first access to the thousand of so companies that apply to be on our stage or platforms every year, please consider sponsoring an event, series of events, a conference, or a crowd challenge. To do so and for special programs please email us here.

Thank you all for reading and being members of the H2NYC / community. We could not do this without you!

Table of Contents

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Free Publicity if you are doing Awesome Stuff! March 13, 2017 5:09 PM Alex F.
Doctors 2.0 January 4, 2012 9:45 AM Steven Merahn, M.
About Health 2.0 NYC - The NYC Healthcare Innovation Group April 21, 2017 11:46 AM Alex F.

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