Health 2.0 Sacramento’s inaugural kick-off was a success — thanks to Health 2.0’s Jennifer Lee, Hacker Lab for the generous use of space, as well as SARTA’s Laura Good for her help in trumpeting this event.
Over 40 people registered for the event, and we had folks from such places like Mercy Dignity Health, UC Davis Health System, and even Rock Health’s @zimism traveling from as far away as San Francisco. Plus, lots of more local entrepreneurial groups, such as JDID Design and Digisac, came to share ideas and knowledge.
Keisuke Nakagawa from UC Davis kicked off the night with Global Health Bridge, a company he founded that transforms cell phones into health delivery tools for healthcare workers in developing countries. His team launched the Maternal Health Platform pilot project in India, using interactive voice-recognition systems over cell phones to collect data in poor rural areas so that healthcare providers could keep better track of patients.
Jay Sales covered all of the latest mobile health gadgets, from wearable sensors to mobile applications. The bottom line: healthcare is gravitating towards consumer empowerment, but there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of companies infiltrating this market. Lots of lucky participants walked away with hardcover copies of Eric Topol’s The Creative Destruction of Medicine.
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