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 »
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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?
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.
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The panel was set up to accommodate a wide spectrum of UX folks, and there were many quality takeaways from the event: Continue reading »
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 »
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.
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 »
Look for part two of Joe’s SXSWh recap next week!
Almost everyone you know in healthcare has the word “innovate” in their job description. The creative juices flow no matter if you’re fully engaged in a session on mobile health or you’re chatting up the CEO of a major health plan. Ideas abound everywhere in Austin. Continue reading »