Health:Refactored 2013 was a great success! This jam-packed 2-day conference in Silicon Valley, May 13 – 14, 2013 brought together 350+ developers and designers to learn and share the latest hacks, hone their skills, and make the best connections to thrive in the health tech industry.
With the industry rapidly evolving, the potential to improve lives through health technology is limitless. Whether you are a developer, designer, or just want to learn more about health tech, Health:Refactored was, and will continue to be, the place to build your expertise for the greatest impact.
“Health:Refactored convened a vibrant mix of doers in Health technology, with a clear focus on designing, building, and iterating on better health tools”. – Josh Mandel, SMART
“It was a pleasure… and the whole event was enlightening” - Esther Dyson, EDventure
Check out who was there and stay tuned for details for Health:Refactored 2014!
Breakfast & Registration
Legendary analyst and angel Esther Dyson in conversation with two leaders of breakthrough Health 2.0 companies that each use data in very novel ways.
Welcome from Microsoft
Get a quick teaser of the Microsoft HealthVault & Windows 8 API Workshop which will be featured later today!
Grab a hot cup of coffee and mingle with your fellow attendees. There's a lightning workshop from Achievemint or you can visit the solving stations in the exhibit hall
Solving Stations & Exhibit Hall open
Approach the experts here to help you navigate solutions to your toughest tech challenges.
Lightning API Workshop, from AchieveMint
Drive Downloads and Engagement with Rewards for Healthy Activities.
In this session, the AchieveMint team will show developers how rewarding their users for healthy activities can drive new downloads and increase engagement.
Anatomy of the Beast: The US Health Care System - Part I
Who’s got skin in the health game and how do you engage them? We begin part-one of this session covering the big-picture perspectives in Health IT and understanding why it’s so difficult to work in this space.
Matthew Holt will cover the basics in Health Care 101 - A turbo-charged overview of the US health care system: Who plays, who pays, and what’s changing.
Hear the insider's perspective as Jan Gurley discusses Working with Health Care Providers - Preparing for predictable challenges developers will face on the road to success.
Then an all star panel refereed by David Ewing Duncan will discuss the opportunities and complications within the system from a group of diverse perspectives. You'll hear from start-ups (Brad @Blueprint Health), employers (Ethan @ Castlight), hospitals and IT vendors (Joe @ HCIV) and large integrated systems (John @ KP).
Dreaming of Data: Big, Open, & Interoperable - Part I
In part-one of the Data track, we discuss interoperability, back-end architecture, and how data systems and APIs can (or should) work together.
Shahid Shah will debunk The Myth of Complex Health Data Integration in a practical and technical look at why current health IT systems integrate poorly and how we can fix it.
Chuck Freedman walks us through data integration hurdles, and tactics in working with API-based healthcare platforms in his talk A Healthier Future Through APIs.
After talks from Shahid and Chuck, Keith Casey will moderate a panel of three technologists who are in the trenches building systems (John @ Carecloud, Michael @ Ringful, and David @ Mulesoft). There will be demos from perennial Health 2.0 Developer Challenge winner Damien Leri and newcomer to health IT, Brock Heinz.
Quickly refuel before getting to work at a couple of great API workshops, from NY State Health Information Network and pharmacy giant Walgreens. Or hang out in the Exhibit Hall and work with experts at the solving stations.
Solving Stations & Exhibit Hall open
Work directly with the experts who will help you navigate your toughest tech challenges.
Lightning API Workshop, from the New York eHealth Collaborative
Keep up the pace in this zippy 30 minute API workshop focusing on the State Health Information Network of New York.
Lightning API Workshop, from Walgreens
Connect Your App to 8,000+ Stores: Walgreens Prescription API.
API Workshop: From hospital-to-home, to on-the-go: Enabling patient engagement using HealthVault & Windows 8
Roll up your sleeves and learn about the functionality, complexity, and scope of Microsoft's Windows 8 & Healthvault APIs.
Scary Acronyms: HIPAA, USPTO, FDA, EHRs
Decipher jargon and unnecessary complexities to successfully navigate the labyrinth of legal regulations in Health IT.
Understand what investors expect of your digital IP protection in Jeff Schox's talk When You Should Worry about Digital Health Patents.
Scott Edelstein will cover the Legal Concerns with Telemedicine and Mobile Health and offers his tips for navigating critical legal issues in developing health apps for remote diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment.
Then Geoffrey Clapp will moderate a panel including privacy expert Deven McGraw and FDA expert Kim Tyrrell-Knott, with an intriguing demo from Scott Jenkins at m-Health Technologies.
UI, UX, & U: Designing for Health - Part I
Walk away from part-one of the design track knowing how to effectively engage your user, optimize the experience, and design health apps that don’t suck.
Aza Raskin will cover the importance of Asking the Right Questions and Solving the Right Problems when Designing for Health.
Learn how to leverage behavioral attributes of patients and other target populations through effective design in Gretchen Wustrack's talk Understanding, Engaging, and Guiding the Health User
After the formal speeches, veteran designer Doug Solomon will referee a panel including frog's Alex Tam, Aetna/Healthagen's Aaron Sklar (yet another ex-IDEO'er) and Christian Palino from OpenTable.
Debate: Two views on the path to data access
We're all agreed that getting easier access to data is vital for everyone in health care in order to improve care. But what's the most viable way to get there? Are we better off relying on patient access and control, or should we be building from the base of provider systems?
What do the two futures mean for Direct, BlueButton+, OAuth and more. And what are the technical implications for developers and the ecosystems of applications?
This is your chance to hear from two leading technologists . Arien Malec (VP at RelayHealth) was the driving force at ONC behind the Direct Protocol and now is the one of the leaders of the new vendor alliance CommonWell. Adrian Gropper is a MD technologist and patient advocate who's recently become the CTO of the sometimes controversial organization Patients Privacy Rights.
Open mic Soapbox & NERD : JAM
After a full day hacking away on APIs, kick back with some IPAs in the Beer Garden.
Open mic Soapbox: Rapid fire rants and raves about technology and topics that get you amped-up. Step up to the mic and pitch your project, defend your position or ignite a debate in this free form session held, literally, on soapboxes.
Check out the Computer History Museum's open exhibits!
Breakfast & Registration
Gadget Workshop, from BodyMedia & Plantronics
Body Media -
For several years, high-tech armbands have been helping contestants on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and thousands of other consumers track calorie burn, activity levels and sleep patterns to assist with weight management. Now wearable body monitors are getting smaller, wireless, affordable and even disposable, paving the way for mass adoption. This session by BodyMedia, a pioneer in the space, will address the technology underlying these products, the strategy being used to drive adoption, and its vision for utilizing new sensor and wearable technology in future products.
The convergence of big data, cloud, analytics, and wearable tech is poised to set business processes and communications on a trajectory of massive change. Understanding this coming disruption will be critical for developers and businesses alike, as together they strive to create applications for these new environments and interactions. Plantronics is a leader in wearable audio, but now the capabilities exist to do much more than just transmit and receive voice. Please join us for an opportunity to learn about how you can leverage Plantronics open APIs to deliver contextually aware solutions today, and get your hands on new development tools that will help you stay ahead of the curve.
Enough with the Pilots: How to scale “meaningful” patient engagement.
Grab a hot cup of tea, detox and download with your fellow attendees. The exhibits, solving stations and an API Workshop from Nuance are all open for you to engage.
Solving Stations & Exhibit Hall open
Bring your toughest tech challenges directly to the experts, who will help you navigate solutions.
Lightning API Workshop, from Nuance
Conversational UIs: Give your Healthcare App a Voice with Speech Recognition and NLP
This workshop introduces Nuance’s health care development platform with cloud-based medical speech recognition and clinical language understanding technology for iOS, Android, Web Browser, and Desktop applications. Learn how easy-to-integrate SDKs allow your organization to add speech-to-text, text-to-speech, voice commands, clinical fact extraction, and more to enhance usability, documentation, and information retrieval in your healthcare apps. In just 30 minutes, the Nuance team will demonstrate these fully embeddable feature sets, conduct a live mobile app integration, provide a peek into the future of conversational user interfaces, and offer free developer evaluations of the technology featured in this workshop.
Anatomy of the Beast: The US Health Care System - Part II
Health IT implementation is driven by both the government and a handful of the worlds largest private initiatives. Part-two of this track will examine how private and public efforts play together (or not).
Matthew Holt will cover Medicare, Medicaid and how the Affordable Care Act is changing the status quo in Health Care 102.
White House Fellow and former Pipette founder Ryan Panchadsaram will dive into the mechanics of the Federal Govenrment's extraordinary activities to stimulate IT in health.
Jess Jacobs from the FDA and Stanley Crane from Allscripts will talk about the realities of how the government and the market work together, and what it means for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs.
Dreaming of Data: Big, Open, & Interoperable - Part II
So you have all this data - now what? Learn how to harness the chaos, extract the trends, and gain actionable insights into health care.
From EHRs to consumer apps, Roni Zeiger discusses how love of data can distract us from solving real problems, in Data and Context.
In Towards an Open Data Ecosystem Rachel Kalmar addresses the question, how can we open data from our devices and apps to enable a single, integrated Internet of Things?
David Kale from Childrens' Hospital Los Angeles will host a panel with Alessio Signorini from AchieveMint, Kevin Callahan from MapMyFitness and physician search expert Dan Kogan (who's also Health 2.0's CTO). Don't miss demos from Dave Fauth at Intelliware and rising Health 2.0 star Julia Winn.
Stop to refuel before heading back to work at the API workshop's from Intel and MedHelp.
Solving Stations & Exhibit Hall open
Work directly with experts who will help you navigate your toughest tech challenges.
Lightning API Workshop, from Intel
Mobile Optimized Healthcare API Programs: New Revenue from Legacy Data
3 mega trends (mobile apps, partner/developer API programs, and healthcare data integration/portability) have converged to create a new revenue generating opportunity for Health care Providers and Payers that is all the rage: API Developer Community Portals. Intel will present a premier case study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association which illustrates best practices to building a successful API Program in any industry.
Lightning API Workshop, from MedHelp
Get HAPI: Build Your Mobile App on a Health Platform Used by Millions
With its simple SDK and immediate access to MedHelp’s 130 million annual users, MedHelp’s health API, HAPI, is a proven development platform that currently supports tens of mobile apps in both iOS and Android that are used by millions of users. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the ins and outs of building your health app on HAPI and follow along as the MedHelp team creates a sample iPhone application using the HAPI iOS SDK in just minutes.
Deals & Dollars: Optimizing your Biz Dev Strategy
Secure key strategic partnerships, leverage distribution channels, and mobilize your business towards success in this track, focused on sharpening your biz savvy.
Learn how large health tech and health care delivery organizations think about partnering and acquiring startups as Keith Toussaint takes us through the most important Strategic Partnerships in Health Care.
Caroline Lewko will uncover the building blocks to making great apps that deliver a ROI and maximize revenues over its lifespan in The Parallel Universe: Extending your App’s Life Beyond 30 days.
Matt Wiggins will moderate a panel in which athenahealth's Kyle Armbrester and Health Fidelity's Anand Shroff discuss their business strategy. (Expect to hear requests for More Disruption, Please!) And Zipongo's Jason Langhier will show a new demo showcasing a prominent strategic partnership in action.
UI, UX, & U: Designing for Health - Part II
In part-two of the design track, uncover the principles and development strategies unique to designing in health.
Tim Roberts leads us through stories of design ideas gone wrong and how data helped prevent or uncover them in Defeating bad product decisions with good data.
Learn how your lean dev team can use HTML5 to create and deploy leading health apps on multiple platforms in Sean Mehra's talk Cross-Platform Development in Health
Carecloud's design whiz Mike Cuesta and Health 2.0's "design whisperer/knight of code" Edbury Energren will join the panel after the talks.
NERD : JAM
Parley & Party! Get up close and personal with your favorite Health:Refactored speakers. This Open Mic Soapbox will bring attendee and speaker together for rapid fire rants and raves about technology and topics that get you amped-up. Step up to the mic and pitch your project, defend your position or ignite a debate in this free form session held, literally, on soapboxes.
Museum exhibit will also be open!