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innovateHealth Entrepreneur Health IT Law Summit 10/17/12

Please join us for the inaugural innovateHealth Entrepreneur Health IT Law Summit, presented by Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC.  This half day seminar will help NW technology entrepreneurs learn how to handle the barriers presented by government regulations on the health care industry, as well as identify business opportunities and potential sources of funding for innovative Health IT technologies.

The program will take place on October 17, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a networking reception immediately following.

Topics scheduled to be addressed include the following:

Law at the Intersection of Health Care and Information Technology:  A Guide for Health IT Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs within the health care space need to know the unique aspects of the legal landscape.  This session will provide an overview of critical legal issues that any health IT entrepreneurs must understand.   


Show Me the Money:  Crowdfunding and Other Developments in Raising Capital

Crowdfunding has taken off as a way to raise startup and project funds.  What is crowdfunding now and what will it be when the JOBS Act regulations are implemented?  This session will provide an overview of how crowdfunding currently works, new opportunities under the JOBS Act, and the latest on the SEC’s rulemaking process.


Big Protection for Big Data:  Strategies for Managing HIPAA Privacy and Security Issues

Navigating the waters of health information privacy and security can be complicated, but not insurmountable.  A basic understanding of HIPAA, as well as identifying how your company fits under the HIPAA regulatory scheme will help inform how your company operates, how best to protect customer/patient information, as well as how to position yourself with third party vendors, investors, and partners.  This session will analyze HIPAA related obligations, provide risk mitigation guidance, and help you prepare for the upcoming next generation of health information privacy rules.

Is That App a Medical Device?  Regulatory Developments Related to Mobile Apps

The intersection between health and technology is becoming trickier as more and more apps straddle the line between technology and healthcare, and as the FDA wrestles with how to regulate this new technology.  This session will provide a basic  checklist to help you identify whether or not the FDA is likely to consider your app a medical device, provide a preview of what’s on the regulatory horizon and tips for navigating this new regulatory landscape. 

HITECH Health Reform:  Opportunities for Technology Companies Presented by the HITECH and Accountable Care Acts

Recent health reform legislation creates opportunities for information technology companies.  This session will explore new legal requirements and payment methodologies that will be implemented in the coming years, with a focus on areas where IT solutions must be developed.


Innovation and Marketing – A candid discussion with Randy Wise, Vice President of Marketing at Group Health. 10/2/12

Drinks | Food | Discussion

We have the pleasure of having a candid discussion with Randy Wise.  Randy is the Senior Marketing Executive for GroupHealth, the leading integrated care provider in Washington providing coverage services and medical care.  Randy is no healthcare insider.  He came from outside the industry and brought entrepreneurial energy to solve some big challenges.  We all know Group Health, but do we really understand how they are using marketing to position themselves in a changing landscape?  We’ve spent a lot of time talking about consumerism and the impact of digital health but how are these large institutions going to market with these messages?  Marketing is not a “nice to have” function in a healthcare organization any longer.  It is a critical pillar of strategic planning and execution.  Failure to lead with a marketing strategy that will support “where the puck is going to be” will be disastrous.  Come listen to Randy share his experiences at GroupHealth.  

Why we hope to see you at the event:

  • Understanding a marketing strategy will give you core insight into broader strategic goals and where your company might align
  • Marketing is a new frontier in healthcare and there are a lot of entrepreneurial opportunities to support that effort
  • Marketing has taken on a new role in risk management and you want to know why
  • There is a changing of the guard in marketing departments of large health institutions which is creating opportunities for new leadership

Discussion will be lead by Russell Benaroya, CEO and co-founder of EveryMove.

Come join us for this next impacting innovateHealth event in Seattle. innovateHealth is building the most influential group of health care technology and services stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to support the development of a globally recognized health services and technology cluster in the Pacific Northwest which catalyzes entrepreneurship and attracts the talent necessary to make a significant impact. We hope you can join us for a lively discussion on health care strategic marketing.

Sponsored by: Cambia Health Solutions, Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC, point b and everymove

Digital health and its impact on consumerism, access, and the future of primary care – 5/21/12

Drinks | Food | Panel Discussion and Debate

This panel will explore how different constituents across the health care landscape are viewing the impact of digital health on empowering consumers.  We are bringing together a panel to debate the actual vs. aspirational (and hopefully answer a few questions):  What actually works?  Why technology enabled health care makes sense, but why it’s 10 years behind every other industry?  What’s the real impact of digital health on real doctors seeing real patients?  How does technology enable new delivery of care and alleviate pain points in provider work flow? Will my iPhone ever be my one stop shop for health care?

Panel Members:

Erika Bliss, CEO, Qliance

Ralph Derrickson, President & CEO, Carena

Brodie Dychinco, and founder of consumer health transparency start up

Colby Voorhees, Group Health

moderated by  Rob Coppedge, VP Business and Corporate Development,  Cambia Health Solutions  

Sponsored by: Cambia Health Solutions, Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC, point b and everymove

EMRs – Love story or a 4 letter word? 3/13/12

InnovateHealth will host a panel discussion to explore the good, bad and ugly of EMR promotion and implementation. Led by an industry expert moderator, our panel ranges from true believers in the power of EMR to entrepreneurs trying to work around them to practice managers trying to pay for them to doctors wondering which way is up. Our panel will debate the positives and negatives – from process management to customer service to data analytics and third party integrations.  Most importantly, we will focus on the next set of opportuinties that may emerge in the space – either building on the back of this infrastrucutre or figuring out how to solve for its problems. 

Moderator:  Dave Garets, The Advisory Board

Panel Perspectives:
Peter Gelpi, Clarity Health, CEO and Founder
Steve Schwartz, AllScripts, SVP Corporate Business Development
Hiroshi Nakano, South Sound Neurosurgery, CEO
Jeff Westcott, Swedish Medical Center, Interventional Cardiologist

Dave Garets

With 34 years of experience in information technology, Dave joined the Advisory Board in March 2010 to manage the firm’s health care IT research and advisory services. Prior to joining the Advisory Board, Dave served as president and CEO of HIMSS Analytics from 2004–2010, and executive vice president of HIMSS from 2006–2010. Before that, he held positions as executive vice president of Healthlink and group vice president of the Healthcare Industry Research and Advisory Services at Gartner. In addition, he was senior manager in Emerging Practices with First Consulting Group for one year and CIO of Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho for five years. Before coming to the health care industry, Dave spent 13 years in various management capacities for AT&T.

Dave is a HIMSS Fellow and served as HIMSS Board Chair in 2004. He also served on the faculties of the CHIME Information Management Executive courses for 11 years and was a Charter Member of CHIME. He is an internationally known author and speaker on health care information strategies and technologies, and was recently elected to the HIMSS 50-in-50, the 50 most memorable and influential contributors to healthcare IT in the last 50 years. Dave earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Tech University.