SXSW IS HERE!
Already the streets of Austin are undergoing a transformation. Stages are being built, hotel conference rooms are being prepped, and an endless list of blogs and twitter accounts are perpetually encouraging festival-goers to RSVP to their “awesome party.”
This year, numerous SXSWi sessions focus solely on health. With sessions covering everything from health care social media to the opportunities presented by open patient data, those adventurous (and lucky) enough to brave the crazy streets of Austin are sure to come away with brilliant insights and inspiring ideas.
As local leaders in the digital health space, HCB Health has created SouthByHealth.com, the only all-inclusive schedule and social media aggregator for everything SXSWi Health. So whether you’re coming to Austin and in need of a way to keep up with all 37 health panels, or you just want to follow along from your home or office, be sure to check out SouthByHealth.com.
You’ll be glad you did!
If you haven’t dusted off your business cards and flip-flops yet, then get with it! SXSW is just days away, and this year’s health track looks better than ever. Use our social and session aggregator SouthByHealth.com to check out where we’ll be checking in. It’s mobile optimized, so add it to your home screen if you don’t want to miss any of the action. Here are 10 sessions that we’re planning to attend:
Doctor’s Offices on Their Death Bed
Friday, March 7. 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F
Will today’s typical office visit go the way of the house call? This session explores the changing landscape of the doctor/patient interaction.
Body Computing: The Future of Networked Humans
Saturday, March 8. 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon H
It may sound like your crazy uncle’s latest conspiracy theory, but body-implanted technology could become a common way to stay connected. Dr. Leslie Saxon presents an intriguing discussion on this compelling topic.
From Quantified to Optimized: Custom Health Care
Saturday, March 8. 11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
So I found out I walk 9,000 steps a day. Now what? This is an interesting talk on how to make meaningful sense out of your personal health care data and optimize it to live the life you want. Continue reading »
Yes, unfortunately the rumor is true. SXSW is over and it is time to go back to work. The festival that features film, interactive and music has a short life span, but the experiences held during the week are not easily forgotten. Below are the most important takeaways we found during SXSWi.
While I am a fairly new resident to Austin, TX, I have always had a knack for seeking out and finding good local eats. For you foodies who are coming in from out of town, I’m sure you are probably researching the best places to eat while you’re visiting this beautiful, ever-growing and eclectic city. Well, fear not! Below is a list of our agency’s favorite places to eat, drink and be merry. Our guide will help you put together an unforgettable downtown Austin adventure! You can also check out our complete guide to SXSW on our Pinterest page.
East Side King
This unique food truck serves up Asian-inspired food like pork belly, tongue buns and sweet and spicy chicken bites.
Another reason to give it a try? Austinite and Top Chef winner, Paul Qui, founded this interesting eatery!
Where it’s at
1700 E 6th St.
20 min. walk from Sheraton
16 min. walk from Hilton
Tons of digital health content? Networking with the brightest tech minds of today? Count HCB in for the health track at SXSWi, the world’s most awesome digital festival. Fortunately, our office is just steps away from the action, so we’ll be catching plenty of sessions.
Here’s your guide to ten of our favorites (in no particular order):
1. Social Health Startup Bootcamp: Investing in Health
Friday, March 8 • 2 pm to 3 pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D
Tips, tools and funding advice for social health tech start-ups – this is sure to be a wealth of info. This session was a big hit last year, so we’re excited to see the 2013 version.
Presenters: @CarissaO @Vargasl @shwen
2. Who owns the Data? Self-Tracking to Health 2.0
Saturday, March 9 • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Sheraton Austin, Creekside
Who owns the data about your health? Should it be you? This is a provocative look at electronic health records, privacy regulations and how reform affects it all.
Presenters: @wilbanks @marthawofford Continue reading »
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
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!
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 »