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
HC 101 Bootcamp #2: Patient Engagement - Building and Maintaining Patient Trust and Privacy
HC 101 Bootcamp #1: Patient Engagement
Session 1. September 13: 5:30pm to 8:00pm // Defining and Understanding Patient Engagement
Session 2. September 20 // Building and Maintaining Patient Trust and Privacy
Session 3. September 27 // Keeping Patients Engaged
Session 4. October 4 // Listening to Patients: Compassion, Empathy, and the Role of Technology
Each 1-hour session will be followed by networking and more discussion at Easy on I, 1725 I Street, Sacramento. The tickets cover the entire Bootcamp #1, i.e. all 4 sessions.
Health 2.0 Sacramento is partnering with NorCal HIMSS to present a series of high-impact bootcamps covering key topics in health care innovation. Our goal is to identify passionate individuals and/or entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact in health care and arm them with critical knowledge and insights to navigate the complexities of our health care system.Health 2.0 Sacramento
1715 I St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Join us for the second session of the Health Care 101 Bootcamp on Thursday, September 20, 5:30 pm, at the Hacker Lab. We are delighted to have Elvar Olafsson as invited speaker; he will address the topic of Building and Maintaining Patient Trust and Privacy.
May 10, 2017 — A.I. Series Part One – Pigeons, Photons, and Pathology, or Cognition and Recognition, with Richard Levenson, MD.
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 SARTA, Hacker Lab, UC 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.
Gabriela Lee, MBA MS
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.
Sormeh is a health tech enthusiast who has worked in various industries (biotech/pharma, health IT, medical device) over the last decade and is passionate about improving public health through the use of technology. She enjoys connecting with new people and learning from key players in healthcare.
Co-founder, A/V Director
A data wrangler for neuroscience, a web developer for biomedicine, and a contributor to open-source projects.
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.
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.
Co-founder of Hacker Lab. My interest and passion is in working with great people to address big problems.
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
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.