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Eight Trends from SXSWi Health 2014

Posted by Joe Doyle at 2:01 pm, March 24, 2014

Year eight for the author, one of the best yet.

It’s been mentioned before, but the inspiration that comes from an extended weekend at SXSWi Health is well worth the price of entry.

This year I attended 18 health sessions and three on UX and design. While they were all different in their own ways, I found trends among the events that made me take note:

1. So you’re tracking — now what?
Steps taken, time spent working out, daily food logs and BMI data from your bathroom scale. The output is always the same  just data. There is no analysis and easy advice for users, and certainly nothing from your doctor. Smarter experiences will appear, but what about the professionals’ point of view? If they could follow all data streams, virtual help could aid with recovery, habit analysis and overall health trends. Coupled with advances in remote services (and the payers willing to cover them), data sharing is making headway. Continue reading »

The Top 10 Can’t-Miss Health Sessions at SXSWi Health: 2014 Edition

Posted by Anne Pratt at 10:46 am, March 5, 2014

A few of our gang at last year’s SXSW, when we launched Appa.

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
#sxswh #MedChange

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
#sxswh #ieeesaxon

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
#sxswh #NewHealth

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 »

What We’ve Learned from SXSWi

Posted by Trent Norwood at 10:42 am, April 11, 2013

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.

  1. Passive Data Collection
    Passive data collection is the process of collecting data without consumer interaction. This process generally includes location data from mobile devices, user preferences and usage behavior tracked by cookies. So why is it important? Continue reading »

The Top 10 Can’t-Miss Health Sessions at SXSWh

Posted by Anne Pratt at 3:23 pm, February 28, 2013

Find all the health sessions and see all the tweets from them at SXSWH.com.

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 »

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!

Why Every Health Professional Should Come to SXSWh

Posted by Joe Doyle at 11:57 am, March 19, 2012

Doug Ulman, LIVESTRONG CEO, always gives a passionate session.

There’s a good reason you’ve been seeing a ton of buzz around South By Southwest Health (SXSWh) – 2012 welcomed the largest health subgroup yet with thousands of healthcare professionals visiting Austin. But is the fest right for you or your team? The answer is unequivocally yes, and here’s why:

SXSWh is all about innovation

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 »

Party Report: iH3 2012

Posted by Christina Folger at 3:14 pm, March 15, 2012

The New Maps got us in the mood with a set that mixed acoustic sensibilities with a pop vibe.

All the planning, organizing and social outreach paid off — iH3, the Interactive Health Happy Hour, was a hit! Almost 1,000 healthcare innovators, mobile health entrepreneurs, marketers, social media gurus, advertising buffs and other digital-minded folks mingled and relaxed, a welcome respite after a day of shuttle-hopping from panel to panel at the SXSW Interactive Festival. Continue reading »

Nine Health Sessions I’m Looking Forward to at SXSWh

Posted by Joe Doyle at 4:56 pm, March 2, 2012

Tag your tweets with #SXSWh and they'll show at SXSWh.com for all your friends and coworkers back home.

Seems like just yesterday the Twitter streams were filled with requests to vote for SXSW sessions. You could tell from the volume that this year was going to be big.

Now it’s here upon us and it’s time to fill the schedule. The new and improved #SXSWh hashtag and aggregator site is the perfect place to start – we’ve laid out all the health sessions for you. Plus all the South By Health tweets will end up here – ideal for friends who want to keep up but can’t make the trip.

So let’s get to it! Here are my nine SXSWh picks for 2012: Continue reading »

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