I was driving home this evening listening to C-SPAN and caught the story of "Fired Up and Ready to Go!" a story about how one voice can change the world. It makes you think about the power of a single voice. What really touches a chord for me is when I think back to the origins of HealthCa.mp in 2008. We started with a few people in a room but the idea of empowering health care engagement caught people's attention.
We are less than four weeks away from a busy HealthCamp Autumn season. We have 3 events coming up: HealthCa.mp/Boston on Friday September 14th at the Microsoft NERD Campus in Cambridge, MA HealthCa.mp/KansasCity on Sunday September 23rd as part of the Partnership With Patients Summit in Kansas City, MO HealthCa.mp/SFBay on Friday October 5th as Part of San Francisco Health Innovation Week at the Kaiser Permanente Innovation Center in San Leandro, CA. There are still sponsorship opportunities available at each of these events. Participant tickets are also available. So hurry and sign up for the most exciting Health Care Un-Conference series.
At athenahealth, we want to make health care work as it should. And we firmly believe that demands a massive surge in disruptive innovation. That's why we founded More Disruption Please , a program that brings together inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo in health care.
I just read a great article by Peter Bregman about how to run productive meetings. His conclusion is that the number 1 killer of meetings is PowerPoint . Having sat through death by PowerPoint on so many occasions I have to wholeheartedly agree! The value is in the discussion and in breaking out of the silos. This is exactly what we accomplish at HealthCa.mp.
Don’t Wait – Go Virtual October 5th, 2012 will be our fourth annual HealthCamp at Kaiser Permanente’s Sidney R. Garfield Innovation Center in San Leandro, CA. The facility is an amazing place for innovation and experimentation. In previous years we have started the day by offering a limited number of people the opportunity to take a tour of the center.
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Last week I attended HealthCamp SFBay . HealthCamp follows the unconference format and brings together people from a diverse set of backgrounds – clinicians, people with background in public health, health IT, designers, mobile app developers, entrepreneurs, wellness experts – with a common goal of improving healthcare and healthcare technology. Overall, this was an outstanding event with great energy.
It has been an amazing ten days. tiring, exhilarating, emotional, inspiring. So many emotions. So many great people. A chance to re-connect with amazing people. It is hard to pull the highlights from the plethora of amazing times. Let's see....
On Monday I start a marathon series of events in two cities and two coasts that will keep me busy for the next 10 days. SXSH Social Health #SXSH Social Health on 9.19.11 in Philadelphia I will be helping to facilitate the un-conference sessions at this event.
I was reading an article in Contactless News about " HealthCare Providers seeking convergence " in Identity Management as Meaningful Use criteria come in to play in the HealthCare field. It got me thinking about the future for Patients in a world of Patient Portals. Meaningful Use Meaningful use demands that "health care data be kept confidential, private and secure, accurate, shareable with patients as well as providers, mobile and exchangeable, and readily available." A tall order! My fear is that we are headed for a situation where patients are tossed in to the sea of meaningful use without a care for the big picture from the patient's perspective.
Peter Thiel and Max Levchin are busy guys. Thiel, aside from being on the Board of Directors for companies like Palantir Technologies, Geni, and Asana, an early investor and former board member at Facebook, and also happens to be founder and president of hedge fund Clarium Capital as well as Managing Partner of his VC firm, Founder’s Fund . Levchin was founder and CEO of Slide (which was acquired by Google), which he recently left when Google deadpooled all but one of Slide’s products . Thiel and Levchin both famously steered PayPal (which they co-founded) through tricky waters during the crazy dotcom days, building it into the company we know today. Now, Thiel and Levchin are back working together, but this time on a different enterprise: A book. Along with Gary Kasparov, the two have written a book, called “The Blueprint: Reviving Innovation, Rediscovering Risk, and Rescuing the Free Market” , which is expected to be published in March 2012.
Main Category: Pharma Industry / Biotech Industry Also Included In: Public Health Article Date: 02 Sep 2011 - 11:00 PDT Current ratings for: Patients' Week, 19th-23rd September 2011 Patients are at the heart of the healthcare system. That's why, from 19th-23rd September 2011, eyeforpharma is once again putting them at the heart of their website .
Just an hour ago on stage at TED Global, Jawbone announced the grand project they've been quietly working on for years: A wearable band called Up, which is infused with sensors and smartphone connected, allowing you to track your eating, sleeping, and activity patterns. "The interest grew when people realized how large this market is." "The CDC says that for the first time in history, lifestyle diseases such as diabetes are killing more people than communicable diseases," Travis Bogard, Jawbone's VP of product management, tells Co.Design. "We're trying to solve that problem."
Tickets HealthCa.mp/SFBay 2012 has been cancelled . With less than 4 weeks to go we have not had sufficient ticket sales to make the event viable. We will be issuing refunds to everyone who has purchased tickets.