Alert: Our June 2, 2016 location will be held at a different venue!

3fold, 2031 K St, Sacramento

See June 2016's event location

Connecting Health & Tech

We’re a grassroots group of innovators who meet up regularly with the mission to cultivate and propel health technology — especially mobile, wireless, and Internet technology. Health 2.0 Sacramento brings together health, technology, innovation, & entrepreneurship enthusiasts in Sacramento & the Central Valley.

Hospitals in Sacramento Region

startups in Sacramento region as of 2013

living in Sac metro as of 2009


Engaging Patients with Mobile and Social Technology

Join us Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Hacker Lab!

Our mobile lifestyle has created a new context for health care. Advances in digital health technologies and the wide spread use of social apps have opened up new opportunites for engaging patients in the monitoring and management of their health.

Dr. Katherine Kim’s research focuses on the use of information technology to improve community health, care coordination, and clinical research. Her talk will focus on how to engage patients in their own health by using mobile and social technology.

Featuring Lightning Talks – Startup Weekend Sacramento Health Edition Winning Teams

  • First Place: PT Track
  • Second Place: Dr. Herby
  • Third Place: KidsDX
  • Fourth Place: 415Fitology
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Katherine Kim is an assistant professor at University of California Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on the use of information technology such as mobile, social, and distributed systems to improve care coordination, community health, and stakeholder-engaged research. Her current research spans cancer, obesity, and heart disease with particular focus on health equity. She is on the leadership team of Patient-centered SCAlable National Network for Effectiveness Research, a stakeholder-governed, distributed clinical data research network for 34M patients. Dr. Kim has over 20 years of previous experience as a hospital and clinic manager, an entrepreneur– CEO of a venture-funded startup, leader of a technology incubator, and founder of a consulting firm—and in software product development with Oracle. She received a PhD at UC Davis, MPH/MBA at UC Berkeley, and BA at Harvard.

Katherine Kim, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis


Our June 2016 event will be located at 3fold! Come join us!

2031 K St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA

1715 I St, Sacramento, CA 95811

Join Us

New location for this June: we will meet at 3fold, 2031 K St, Sacramento, CA 95811 — temporary change from Hacker Lab!

June 2, 2016 — Engaging Patients with Mobile and Social Technologies, with Katherine Kim PhD MBA. RSVP Now >

Past events

Our past events have been graciously hosted by Hacker Lab, Sacramento’s co-working space for start-ups, makers, and technology enthusiasts.

Hacker Lab, 1715 I St, Sacramento, CA 95811 (map)

Mar 27, 2013 — Inaugural Mixer
Nov 17, 2014 —
Relaunch with VSP’s Jay Sales, Keisuke Nakagawa, and Validic’s Akhsar Kharebov
Jan 27, 2015 — from Quantified Self to Quantified Selves with UC Davis’s Matthew Lange PhD & Nick Anderson PhD
April 28, 2015 — Telemedicine:
Expanding health access through technology with HealthLinkNow’s Barb Johnston MSN, Kura MD’s Douglas Sumaraga, and Mytrus’s Anthony Costello
June 17, 2015 — California State Health Data Code-a-thon demo night
Sep 30, 2015 —  Wearable Health with Warren Smith PhD, Helen Koo PhD
Nov 10, 2015 — e-Patient Experience with e-Patient Dave
January 20, 2016 — Introduction to Human Centered Design: A Hands-On Workshop for Healthcare with Dignity Health’s Christine Folck and Uptown Studios’s Tina Reynolds
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — One Part Inspiration, One Part Necessity: The intersection of healthcare and technology with Jay Sales, Keisuke Nakagawa, and Steven Chan MD MBA


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We’re volunteers who created this group to connect health and technology enthusiasts in Sacramento and Central California.

The metro Sacramento area has a lot of activity in this space — such as SARTAHacker LabUC Davis’s Health Informatics Program, and CITRIS Initiative for Wireless Health and Wellness — and its close proximity to San Francisco means there’s a lot of talent in the area.


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About Health 2.0

Health 2.0 itself started as a conference series in Silicon Valley, and has expanded across the globe with conferences in Europe, Asia, and the United States, along with local grassroots chapters such as Health 2.0 Sacramento.

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Eric Ullrich

Eric Ullrich

Facilities Director

Co-founder of Hacker Lab. My interest and passion is in working with great people to address big problems.

Keisuke Nakagawa

Keisuke Nakagawa

Co-founder

Interested in blending social entrepreneurship with healthcare technologies.  He is Founder & Chairman of Global Health Bridge and serves on the National Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association.

Laura Good

Laura Good

Program Director

As director of operations and programs at SARTA (Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance), I’m the program director for MedStart,TechSurge and the Leadership series as well as the SARTA membership director. I’m the curator of the Sacramento Startup Digest and also a curator for the Startup Genome Project. I’m a Startup Weekend organizer and I’m the Community Outreach Director for Startup Grind Sacramento

Liz Salmi

Liz Salmi

Promotions Director

Liz Salmi is director of communications for the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, a statewide collaboration of healthcare providers, organizations, government agencies and individuals working to improve palliative medicine and end-of-life care for all Californians. Liz is the co-founder of Brain Tumor Social Media (#BTSM), a patient-run, grassroots Twitter community for e-patients, caregivers and clinicians. She speaks regularly on patient engagement and digital media, and in 2013 Liz presented a TEDx Talk on how patients are using the Internet to form their own support networks.

Shang Wei

Shang Wei

A/V Director

A data wrangler in neuroscience research field, a web developer for more than 8 years in biomedical field, and a contributor to open-source projects.

Steven Chan

Steven Chan

Co-founder, Program Director

I report on the latest health technology trends as Associate Editor at iMedicalApps.com and develops cutting-edge research in telepsychiatry, smartphones and mobile wearable devices for mental health. Current APA & SAMHSA MFP Fellow to the APA Council of Communications and Workgroup on Mental Health & Psychiatric Apps. Resident physician in psychiatry & behavioral sciences at UC Davis. I love bicycling, urban hikes, reading business books, honing Photoshop & Illustrator skills, attending conferences & mixers, and playing Android games.
Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Social Media

Jeff Bennett is owner, developer, designer at Digital Splash Media, a web content production and management business specializing in visual content that engages, explains, & informs. Passionate about visualizing data & ideas: animated videos, data visualization & infographics, as well as WordPress websites and blogging. Cofounder http://StartupSac.com.
Gabriela Lee, MBA MS

Gabriela Lee, MBA MS

Co-founding member

Chief Knowledge Transfer Officer at the NSF Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology. As a knowledge transfer professional, she is adept at connecting disparate worlds (academia, industry, non-profits, etc), managing interdisciplinary collaborations, identifying and pursuing opportunities. Enterprising leader with expertise and interests in academia, innovation, medical technology, healthcare, entrepreneurship, life sciences and science policy.

Jay Sales

Jay Sales

Co-founding member

Co-founder of VSP Global’s innovation center — known as “The Shop” — where they are exploring the intersection between health care, quantified self, mHealth and even fashion and how it plays together in the next generation of computer/human interaction.