Day 2: Health 2.0 Local Chicago #H20Chi

Join us for a rousing Day 2 of the conference where you get to:

  • Learn some health tech how-tos at workshops
  • Brainstorm on the opportunities that you heard on Day 1 and put your thinking caps on to solve a bunch of healthcare problems at our make-a-thon
  • Get right to it – find your teams, huddle and build things in our code-a-thon

Lunch will be served. Snacks and refreshments are provided throughout the day.


Day 2: Saturday, September 29, 2012

8:30 - 9:00 am

Day 2: Registration / Check-in

Hang out with a bunch of health tech innovators. Brainstorm. Make things. Do things. Make healthcare better.

We invite you for an engaging day where you get to do some deep dives into things you're interested in talking about, and learn about things that are most relevant to you.

We'll have coffee, refreshments and lunch.

9:00 - 10:15 am

Starting up in Health Tech: The Must-Knows

Hear from health tech startups who have:
- Gone through the pain so you don't have to
- Learned the hard way so you don't have to
- Fumbled their way around a winding path so you don't have to

They're also pretty smart, resource, and scrappy and want to share their secret sauce to:
- Help you accelerate your startup
- Optimize your product development decisions
- Gain traction in the marketplace

10:30 - 12:00 noon

Innovator Fuse [selected innovators & advisors only]

15 innovators and 15 advisors
1 innovator matched with 3 advisors for 15-min short burst perspectives

Innovators will:
- Pitch their product or service
- State the issue that requires feedback

Advisors will:
- Provide immediate feedback
- Provide at least one piece of actionable information

Validate a business model, take ideas to the next level, find a potential co-founder!

More about Innovator Fuse

10:30 am - rest of day

Code-a-thon & Make-a-thon Kickoff!

Solve real problems that you heard from Day 1 of the conference
Work on a series of problems and challenges that thought-leaders in the health tech space have identified as The Next Big Thing to solve

And, if you want to, form teams and start building, making, coding.

We'll have a list of problems in healthcare for you to munch on.

Roll up your sleeves health tech innovators!

Starter League South Classroom

{ code } Think EHR Integration is Hard, Expensive, Impossible for Startups? Rethink That.

David Zang, Bob DeCori, and Sagy Mintz from Allscripts will be on hand to show you:
- how to utilize Allscripts’ Unity service to talk to an EHR
- how to get to the types of information from an EHR you can use to make more meaningful products
- how to avoid heavily armed squirrels.
and they'll be showing you how to do this via C#, Objective-C, Java, and Ruby.

11:00 - 12:30 noon

Workshop: Exploring business models in healthcare – B2C, B2B, channel partners

Learn how to think about business models in healthcare from two seasoned CEOs. They'll take you through the paces of how to think about business models and their reasoning behind their decisions. They'll peel back the covers behind how they think about business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), and strategic partnership models.

This workshop will feature break-out sessions to help you work through your own business model challenges and get insights from Patrick and John.


Interactivity! Healthcare Problem Wall & Why Chicago?

Hang out for half an hour before lunch and post to our healthcare problem wall.

Tell us:
- problems in healthcare that we can solve with technology
- what needs to be done to ensure a stronger health tech startup ecosystem
- why Chicago is the nexus of healthcare transformation

12:30 noon


Grab lunch, hang out, relax for a bit and then get back to innovating!

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Workshop: Selling in Healthcare – Sales strategies and Tips, Tricks, Tools of the Trade

This unique workshop will help you think differently about how you approach your sales strategy.

As a startup, you don't necessarily have a sales team, and we know that every member of the team often wears different hats.
- How can you make smarter use of your time and put other tools to work for you?
- How do you quickly test hypotheses, validate winning ideas and concurrently build traction for them?

We'll walk you through a real-world case study and field questions on how to apply the techniques you'll learn to your business.

2:30 - 3:30 pm

1871: IMSA Classroom

Workshop: Bootstrapping HIPAA – Startup Basics

What does it in mean to be HIPAA compliant for a health tech startup?

Asif and Fahad from the CareMerge team will debunk some common myths surrounding HIPAA compliance. They'll take you through how they went about making sure their product is compliant in the leanest, cheapest way.

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Workshop: Exploring funding options in Illinois

Did you know that Illinois state has it's own venture fund?

Come learn about funding options that are available to you as a startup and hear some thoughts about how to think about when you should seek third party funding sources.



222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago IL 60654
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