Affordable Care Act 2.0 + Make-a-thon #H20CHI

Chicago Health Tech and Health 2.0 is hosting our Spring Health 2.0 Local conference focused on the changing landscape of opportunities after 4 years of innovations fueled by the Affordable Care Act requirements.

We’re making it an interactive conference experience with a built-in make-a-thon, to provide you with opportunities to hear perspectives from our panelists, get exposed to innovative solutions, and a forum to collaborate with others to solve problems defined by the good folks at the Office of National Coordinator of HealthIT because we’re a community of thinkers, makers, doers, and builders!

Schedule Overview

5/16 Friday evening, 5:30 – 9:00pm  Make-a-thon Launch: Problems, Teams, Prizes, Networking

5/17 Saturday Conference Day!

  • 9:00 – 9:45am Breakfast Mentor roundtables (limited access)
  • 10:00am – 3:30pm  Conference Panel Sessions
  • 3:30 pm onwards  Conference Make-a-thon Sessions

5/18 Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 pm  Make-a-thon team demos, judging, + winner announcements

Note: Main conference day is Sat, 17 May. Friday evening & Sunday optional and are for those interested in participating in the challenges – you don’t need to be a code! healthcare is about building meaningful solutions – entrepreneurs, physicians, healthcare subject matter experts, graphic designers, UX designers, developers, health data geeks get together to solve real problems.

Eventbrite - Health 2.0 Local Chicago: ACA 2.0 Changing Landscape of Innovation Opportunities

REFUND POLICY for the Health 2.0 Chicago Conference

No refunds after Tuesday, 13 May, 12 midnight. Tickets are transferable – just tell that person to attend the conference and check-in with your name.

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Friday, 16 May 2014

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Make-a-thon: Designathon & Hackathon Challenge Launch!

Check out the design, data visualization, and hack challenges we're kicking off. Challenge announcements will be made by:
- HHS / ONC, the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT
- City of Chicago Department of Public Health
- IL State Governor's Office of Health Innovation & Transformation
- Walgreens and higi

Check out the Makeathon Challenges & Prizes!
$5,000 in cash prizes and win the chance to exhibit with ONC at Health Datapalooza!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Breakfast Mentor Roundtable with Health Innovation Catalysts (limited availability)

We're hosting a breakfast mentor round table session with health innovation catalysts. This unique round table experience matches experienced healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in a small group setting to stimulate dialogue on trends and opportunities for healthcare innovation.

8 people per table (max. 8 tables)

Mentors, topics and application process coming soon!

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast and networking

Grab brekkie and we're off to the races.

10:00 am

Conference Kick-off & Special Announcements!

Conference kick-off! We introduce you to the conference theme, and the day's agenda.

10:15 am - 10:45 am

KEYNOTE: The Impact of ACA on Cities: Public Health Innovations & Transformations

We're pleased to announced that City of Chicago's Commissioner for Public Health, Dr. Bechara Choucair will be keynoting the Chicago Health 2.0 conference!

Dr. Choucair will share:

  • how the Affordable Care Act has changed the role of local government in managing public health
  • transformations in public health that he's had to spearhead to meet the requirements of the Act
  • the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead as we move into a different phase of the ACA

10:45 am - 11:15 am

LANDSCAPE: Demystifying the Affordable Care Act: Postscript & Beyond

A quick tour of the Affordable Care Act and a landscape of where we're heading.

Learn about:

  • The Affordable Care Act – what it covers, and doesn't
  • ACA 1.0 – how did it do? what's out there?
  • ACA 2.0 – what's next?

Traditionally, the entrepreneurial community has neglected Medicaid and underserved populations. The next wave of ACA is bringing in large communities of individuals that haven't previously been insured. Dr. Krishnamoorthi will share his perspectives on how this is new era, with untapped opportunities for innovation that geared towards healthcare consumers with different needs.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

ACA 2.0 Innovation Opportunities: The Consumerization of Health & Choice

We'll cover key innovation opportunities in:
- the age of retail health
- consumerization of healthcare choices and healthcare services
- how data transparency is fueling a whole ecosystem of services

(aka what can you build this weekend?)

12:15 pm - 1:15pm


Yes, we feed you.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Panel: ACA Payment Models – New Business Models & Partner Ecosystems

As ACA shifts our healthcare services from volume-based reimbursement models to value-based reimbursement models, it's also catalyzed a slew of interesting healthcare service delivery models. We'll dive into these various models and dissect:

  • changing healthcare service delivery models
  • new payment and reimbursement models, and the mini-ponds they've created
  • innovative new business models that weren't previously possible

2:15 – 3:30 pm

Showcase Series: Consumer Innovations vs Consumer Burden

We'll explore how ACA provides consumer choice, but also places a burden on consumers. We'll take you through a series of innovation solutions that gracefully provide the perfect balance between consumer choice and consumer burden, from employer-employee wellness, to consumer billing advocacy, through to community health.

3:30 pm onwards

Make-a-thon sessions

Form teams, sign-up to solve problems, join the challenge tracks. Make something, build something.

Check out the Makeathon Challenges & Prizes!
$5,000 in cash prizes and win the chance to exhibit with ONC at Health Datapalooza!

6:00 pm


Time for a second wind – more fuel, including beer.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

9:00 am & 1:00 pm

Breakfast & Lunch

9:00 am Doors open
10:00 am Breakfast
1:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Make-a-thon Demo Showcase, Judging & Winners

2:00 - 3:30 pm Presentations & Demos
3:30 - 4:30 pm Judging
4:30 pm Winners Announced!


Eventbrite - Health 2.0 Local Chicago: ACA 2.0 Changing Landscape of Innovation Opportunities
Regular Admission $100
Early Registration $75
Full-time Student Registration (after verifying status) $40
No refunds provided after Tues, 13 May 12:00pm midnight.



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