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iH3 at SXSWh is Back for 2013

Posted by Joe Doyle at 4:57 pm, February 5, 2013

iH3 volume 3 is just over a month away! Last year we had so much fun racing Big Wheels and chatting up the brightest minds in mobile health, patient advocacy and marketing that we plan to turn the largest gathering in healthcare up a notch for 2013. Please save the date:

iH3 – Interactive Health Happy Hour
Sunday, March 10, 2013

6-9 p.m.
HCB Health Offices

The party will happen in the same 11th floor office with open views of the capitol and downtown Austin. Light appetizers and drinks will be served, and we’re rolling out live music, improv, a photobooth, flying monkeys and much more. Full details are still being assembled, so please stay tuned.

Interested in becoming a partner?

We are accepting applications for partnership from innovative healthcare companies. Get pure VIP privileges with brand support in front of over 900 healthcare-specific game changers who are coming to SXSWh. If interested, please send me an email for a packet.

If you were at last year’s event, you will get an exclusive early-bird invite a day or two before we open up the reservations to all the traveling healthcare leaders. Last year iH3 sold out in three days, and we plan to do the same come March at SXSWh.

Follow our Twitter feed or place this blog in your RSS to keep up with details. We’re looking forward to seeing y’all in Austin!

AdvaMed 2012: An Industry on the Rise

Posted by Amy Smith at 2:07 pm, December 18, 2012

Boston is home to AdvaMed, the largest medical technology trade association in the world.

Boston. Home of the Freedom Trail. This colonial revolutionary city where AdvaMed 2012 was hosted actually has quite a bit in common with the largest medical technology trade association in the world. Just as the citizens of Boston regularly celebrate freedom and opportunity, so did every corporate stakeholder with a voice at this conference—an underlying theme of this year’s meeting. Freedom to operate a healthy, successful Med Tech organization within the guardrails of regulation. Freedom to fight for less taxation for the start-ups who drive innovation. Opportunity for all to benefit from the collective wisdom and experience showcased in every breakout session.

C-Level Collaboration and Insight

It was rather striking how many C-level executives from behemoth companies like Covidien, Alcon, Medtronic, Smith & Nephew and Philips were willing to get on stage and open the vest—sharing their wisdom and advice, as well as their industry frustrations and burdens. True collaboration in action. Competitors letting their guards down for the collective benefit. Continue reading »

Upcoming Health Events in Austin

Posted by Dominic Ferrario at 3:59 pm, October 17, 2012

As we’ve mentioned before, Austin has become a growing marketplace for healthcare technology and innovation. An increasing number of companies and professional groups are bringing together some of the brightest minds in the industry to shape the future of health. Two of these professional groups are hosting events in the upcoming week that are a must see for all interested in healthcare.

Codeo by Austin Health 2.0

Austin Health 2.0 (a group sponsored by HCB Health) will host their first ever Codeo (Code Rodeo) this weekend at The Capital Factory. The goal is to create and advance patient-centric innovations that improve health and healthcare. This event is perfect for anyone interested in health and participants will have a chance at winning up to $1,000 in cash for the grand prize, and $500 for second place!

See this website for full details. Continue reading »

Five Things to Get Excited About at AdvaMed 2012

Posted by Kerry Hilton at 12:04 pm, September 28, 2012

AdvaMed 2012 is upon us, just days away now. As I prepare for the big event, I’m looking at the agenda to see what really stands out this year. For me, there are five big ones to pay attention to:


Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley makes the rounds with leading med tech firms at AdvaMed 2011. Image courtesy of MDGovPics on Flickr.

1. “The Medical Device User Fee & Modernization Act and the Impact on Industry and Government”

This is on EVERYONE’S mind. How will this new law affect our entire industry? I’m really curious to hear the latest from industry leaders.

2. “The Consumerization of Medical Devices / The Medicalization of Consumer Devices”

Technology is continuing to have a major impact on our daily lives. This discussion will surely elevate the conversation to where it’s all going. Consumers have been empowered with technology and want it to enhance their lives with healthier information.

3. “A Unique Session with Medical Technology Industry Pioneers”

I love it when we pay tribute to those who’ve come before us and acknowledge the breakthroughs they’ve made. What better way to know where things are headed than to look back at where the industry has been?

4. MedTech Partnering

This is the second year that AdvaMed has offered this service. Having the opportunity to take networking to a more personal level is exciting. Sitting down with each other for brief one-on-one meetings is a rare chance to make real connections.

5. Letting my #MedTech Geek Show

I have to admit, I love technology. This show is going to be both informative and inspirational. We will be live tweeting some of the tech advancements we witness, so please be sure to follow us on Twitter, or check out the social media aggregator we’ve created.

If you are going to AdvaMed 2012, please be sure to come say hello. We are in MedTech Partnering Suite 45 and will be found all over the conference.

HCB Health is a leading medical device marketing firm. Connect with us on LinkedIn for even more updates.


IxDA Austin Panel Discussion with Jared Spool, Eric Meyer & Aarron Walter

Posted by Joe Doyle at 11:03 am, July 11, 2012

Aarron Walter prepares to answer a query from Erin Young at IxDA Austin panel.

The IxDA Austin group took full advantage of An Event Apart rolling through town and held their own panel with the industry’s best. Jared Spool, Eric Meyer and Aarron Walter grabbed the stage with a well-prepared Erin Young, who used the panelists’ quotes from #AEA sessions to further the discussion in front of an absolutely packed house.

The panel was set up to accommodate a wide spectrum of UX folks, and there were many quality takeaways from the event: Continue reading »

HCB Health To Compete in Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition

Posted by Dominic Ferrario at 9:50 am, June 4, 2012

Support HCB Health in Social Madness

We are excited to announce that HCB Health has been nominated to compete in the Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition! Starting June 1st, we’ll be competing against other companies all over the Central Texas area to see who can grow their social influence and presence the most over the next couple weeks. Continue reading »

The Menninger Clinic Grand Opening Celebration

Posted by Erica Gremillion at 12:19 pm, May 16, 2012

Across the country, hospitals are frequently recognized or known for excelling in specific departments or services. U.S. News & World Report provides an annual ranking of the Best Hospitals by specialty that includes 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties. If you take a look at the psychiatry list, you’ll notice one hospital that consistently rises to the top – The Menninger Clinic.

The Menninger Clinic was founded in 1919 by the Menninger family in Topeka, Kansas and revolutionized treatment for mental health patients. Menninger continues to lead the way in mental health care. As part of its mission to be the world leader in psychiatric treatment, research and education, a new state-of-the-art mental health treatment center unlike any other in the world has been built in Houston, Texas.

One of the aesthetically pleasing new buildings on the Menninger campus.

The new hospital is composed of six buildings on nearly 50 acres with a capacity for 120 inpatients. The architecture is inspired by The Prairie Style made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright. It provides a safe haven for patients, with an abundance of natural light and nature throughout. Continue reading »

SXSWh Recap Part 1

Posted by Erika Reynolds at 8:44 am, April 5, 2012

Joe Doyle, interactive director at HCB Health, just posted an in-depth recap of his favorite sessions and events during the first three days of SXSWh on Pharmaphorum.

Read the full article here.

Look for part two of Joe’s SXSWh recap next week!

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