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Hospitals 2.0 Series - Reduce Readmission Edition

  • Mar 21, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Our second event in the series, Hospitals 2.0 has an amazing show for you.  Bringing the latest technologies that are changing how the hospital experience works, these companies are all doing something special in the space.  We call it the 'Get Out and Stay Out- Reduce Readmission Edition' because the river that runs through these creations and companies is that that they help patients recover faster, be more engaged in the hospital experience, get educated,, and stay out of the hospital.  With the Medicare clawback imminent and the onus on hospitals to reduce readmission rates, there is no time like the present to come see what can be done about this enormous problem.

The event was very popular last time and I know at least one of the presenting companies got a big NYC Hospital deal right afterward. Very cool! Tim Brown of Antidote solutions will be running this event but we have a time and date picked out so put it on you calendar! If you want to be on the Hospital Leader panel and comment on the products and how they apply to your facility, present please contact us.

The format is companies will present their Project or Product and a panel of Hospital Executives in charge of Innovation will also offer comments and critiques of the products and projects.  If this event is anything like the last one, some will even become customers!

Thank you to our generous hosts, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.  You guys are awesome!

Our Hospital Innovation Panelists

Our Panel is charged with commenting and critiquing the products and services presented.  If you are in Hospital Administration or a leader in a related field please apply to be a panelist Today!

Eythor Ernsstson, CTO,, ex-Zygna Gamefication Specialist

Kevin McGeachy, Executive Director, NS-LIJ Cohen Children's Medical Center


5:45 PM    Show up Early to get Interviewed

6:00– 6:15 PM – Meet, Greet, & Tweet (w/some healthy snacks and drinks) Tweetup #H2NYC
6:15 – 7:30  – Session I Speakers (10 minute talks with 5 minutes of followup)

7:30 - 7:45  - Break

7:45 - 8:30 -  Session II Speakers

8:30 - 9:00 –  Networking and after event


New Speaker!

Jorge Cortell, Founder and CEO, Kanteron Systems Jorge ia a serial entrepreneur, who graduated with a degree in Computing from Oxford University and has studied several other things (from Business to Neurobiology) in 7 universities.  Kanteron Systems sells advanced open-source healthcare IT solutions in 15 countries, with offices in Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the USA. From unlimited PACS (for Radiology, Cardiology, Pathology...) to 5D diagnostic workstations, Augmented Reality in surgery, or iPad EMR, Kanteron Systems is determined to bring open-source high tech innovation to hospitals worldwide.

Stacia O'Connor, Co-Founder, Fresh Digital Group

HMS: Health Media Services

HMS is an application built for the iPad for patients and families to use while they wait in the ER. The purpose of this app is to provide a means of achieving significant cost savings and a reduced liability through optimizing & automating standard ER procedures of any hospital. This app will be used for data collection, as well as an educational tool for patients to inform themselves through instructional video. Most importantly, its meant to improve communication between patient and medical professional through education.

Eric Leven,  President and Founder,

"Leveraging Text Messaging for Healthcare"  

RIp Road has been at the forefront of the mobile healthcare movement, developing the earliest text messaging solutions for the CDC and the Kaiser Family Foundation.   Today, Rip Road powers mobile messaging solutions for leading healthcare providers, from Partners Healthcare to Columbia University's School of Public Health to Mt Sinai Hospital's Adolescent Health Center in New York City.  Rip Road specializes in messaging technology (SMS, MMS, Push Messaging for Smart Phones, email and IVR).  Prior to Rip Road, Eric was at AT&T Wireless where he established the SMS Common Short Code industry and the first U.S. SMS Aggregation business for a wireless operator.

Angela Speziale, Vice President, Business Development,

ClickCare is in a class by itself. Started in 1995 by two physicians and is now supported throughout the world by multiple hospitals, physician, nurses and information services executives. Other telemedicine systems are expensive and very difficult to operate. ClickCare was designed by physicians and fine tuned by users over a 12 year period. ClickCare is user-friendly telemedicine, designed to meet your clinicians’ needs in caring for the patient. ClickCare’s service makes use of the digital camera, iPhone, desktop and:

·      Makes collaboration easy and fun

·      Works securely over the web

·      Is HIPAA compliant and multi-lingual

·      Requires no expensive dedicated equipment

·      Saves all pictures in an archive for teaching

·      Provides printed summary for third party payers

A picture is worth a thousand words. ClickCare facilitates collaboration between clinicians, students, and family members with pictures and text.

Fluent Medical

Shane Kielmeyer, Senior Vice President of Business Development and

Linnea Hartsuyker, Director of Product Development, 

Fluent Medical is an innovator in healthcare communications software, focusing on creating targeted solutions to improve rounding hand-offs and other workflow bottlenecks. The company’s iPatient™ products include a desktop and a mobile point of care charge capture service, medical sign out tool, and resident sign out tool. The company is currently adding a new iPad sign out application to the growing suite of fast and focused mobile products. These solutions demonstrate some of the fastest time to deployment and adoption in the industry, and are currently in use at major healthcare facilities across the US. Fluent Medical’s suite of applications was designed by physicians and technology innovators with an emphasis on ease of use, flexibility, efficiency, and security.

Charlie Coltman, Co-Founder

CancerLife is a mobile platform that combines the benefits of social support groups with a side effect self tracking tool that allow patients to more effectively communicate their clinical needs with doctors. we also have designed a gamification engine for treatment plans

H. Bennett Spivey, Jr., CEO, Amaji Health

Amaji software solution manages the difficult challenges of repetitive hospital re-admission for chronic conditions.  The goal is to reduce these readmission rates. Hospitals Medicare reimbursement will be adversely affected with each readmission. Amaji can help control readmissions by managing at risk patients post-discharge.

Thank you for being supporters of Health 2.0 NYC!

We appreciate your support, attention, attendance, and hard work.  Please tell us if we can do anything better!

Best Regards,

Alex Fair (, @FairCareMD)

Tim Brown, Antidote Solutions

Mike Schwartz, MAS Digital Productions

Lynn Nezin, Ph.D. (Linked in)

Steve Merahn, MD Amity Health

Kyle Robertson (linked in Profile)

Andrea Spillmann (linkedin profile)

Sophia Chan (linkedin profile)

Sonali Nigam (linkedin profile)

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  • Donna C.

    My Telecare Aware article on what I learned: What I learned at Health 2.0 NYC

    April 2, 2012

  • Angela

    Great energy and engagement!

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event, very well organized. Thanks Alex and the whole team!!

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    well organized and well run in a beautiful meeting hall. Presentations from very interested technology companies operating in the health space - good snacks and drinks (including healthy snacks!) - livestreamed for posterity

    March 22, 2012

  • Glenn S.

    Well run, broad mix of entrepreneurs, VCs, Angels and creative thinkers. If you've attended several of these events, you can literally see the evolution of Healthcare 2.0 @ ideological, technological, and B2B2C platforms. Looking forward to the next one.

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a really great time to gain insight which Time is most valuable resource to reduce costs. Text connect, Education Video to reduce medical cost, Communication website like medical version of FB and iPatient.. those are all about it and very interesting.

    March 22, 2012

  • Vince L.

    I enjoyed the sessions but stayed only for the first half of the event. Presentations were focused on products and featured demos. I would have liked to hear more about the business models behind the start-ups and more background on their business management experience. What is the transaction that they are trying to replicate over and over again. Business architecture and business models are part of the critical thinking of valuing the startup from an investment point of view.

    Lastly, I hoped to hear more from the entrepreneurs regarding their mission, vision and values for each of their startups. Why are you doing this? Whilest cancerLife was a no show, (good reason) it was very clear why this entrepreneur started his company. Passion for helping cancer patients like his friend.

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great series, would have liked a panel of hospital professionals like last time. The advice they gave was invaluable and it would have been nice to hear from a few different hospital systems.

    March 22, 2012

  • Simon Sikorski M.

    I'm not sure if I'll make it tonight on time, but I'd love to learn who's who at the meetup. I work in health care marketing and strategic market development for hospitals and health care organizations especially through internet, social media, and physician liaison strategies.

    Please feel free to contact me via LinkedIn:

    March 21, 2012

  • Wen Dombrowski MD M.

    Thought this resource would be of interested to this group:
    Handy site & app calculates READMISSION RISK for MI,CH,PNA patients -----------

    I can't make it to the main talk, but let me know where is the After party

    March 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome! Thanks

    March 9, 2012

  • Alex F.

    Thanks for the 2nd effort Jorge. Kanteron definitely fits the topic and I think we have time, so Let's do it.
    Best Regards,

    March 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was interested in speaking (Jorge Cortell, CEO of Kanteron Systems, Left a message expressing my interest, but the message disappeared. Is there still room for one more speaker?

    March 8, 2012

  • Alex F.

    Hi Elle, I see you are rsvp'd, all ok? We discourage guest RSVPs since it interferes with our Badge and Check-in process. Sorry, please have your guest sign up to attend.

    February 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am having difficulty RSVP'ing. I would like to join this event with 1 guest. Thank you.

    February 10, 2012

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