ABA SciTech is widely recognized as the global authority on science and technology law. The section seeks to bring together the leading health care executives and practitioners, lawyers and judges, and technology and security experts to work collaboratively on projects designed to address cutting-edge issues in mobile technology, medicine and law. www.americanbar.org/scitech
Amplify is a woman-owned, full service public affairs firm that takes pride in our creativity and responsiveness. Boilerplate writing and cookie-cutter strategies have no place at Amplify. We make your cause our own and make it our responsibility to absorb every detail and nuance of what you want to achieve. Then, we take your message and we do what comes naturally. We amplify it. This approach has enabled us to influence public opinion, gain nationwide media coverage, achieve legislative victories, and ultimately, amplify our clients’ success beyond what they thought possible. The strategic assets for which Amplify is widely respected include: creative communications strategies, thought leadership, public education/issue campaigns, digital services and strategic alliances. When it comes to connecting with your critical audiences, our reach stretches from the conventional to the cutting edge. Please visit our blog, Disruptive Women in Health Care (www.disruptivewomen.net).
Ashoka is the world’s oldest and largest network of leading social entrepreneurs. It identifies and invests in entrepreneurs advancing transformational ideas. Of almost 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries, over 600 are in health and wellness. Current health initiatives are holistic person and community-centered, including a major focus on integrated systems. These include full nourishment, “door step” health, sanitation, and other key contributors to wellness and human capacity. These aim to improve the health of disadvantaged populations, in large part by shifting the focus from sick care to human wellness/vitality, and by creating new sustainable multi-party collaborations, enabled by modern mobile ICT and advanced remote diagnostics. www.ashoka.org; www.healthforallgroup.com; www.nutrientsforall.org.
AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is a diverse alliance of more than 6,000 medical technology professionals united by one critical mission: increasing the understanding and beneficial use of medical technology. AAMI members improve medical device safety through the development and use of AAMI standards, professional certification, education, summits and other technical resources. AAMI offers a number of standards and other resources for IT professionals, and an AAMI committee is focused on information technology networks incorporating medical devices.
The Center for Connected Health is creating effective, new solutions and innovative interventions to deliver quality patient care outside of traditional medical settings. It combines remote-monitoring technologies, sensors and online communications and intelligence to improve patient adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The Center conducts innovative research to create new models of care delivery; its Consulting Services help companies, providers and organizations prepare products and services for integration into the healthcare delivery system. The Center is a division of Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based healthcare delivery system founded by its Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching institutions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. www.partners.org/connectedhealth
Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a nonprofit organization which exists to improve the quality and effectiveness of care for individuals and families facing behavioral health disorders. Research shows an alarming 13–17 year delay between significant treatment breakthroughs and the standard use of those treatments in clinical settings. This means that a young person diagnosed with depression may have to suffer for 15 years before receiving a life-saving treatment already known today. CRI aims to bridge this gap between science and service, so the 33 million Americans seeking help for behavioral health and addiction disorders receive the best care possible. Partnering with clinicians and other research professionals in academia and industry, CRI provides research, analytics and evaluation services. CRI’s efforts – including the development of Enlighten Analytics™, an advanced business intelligence tool – are funded through contracts, grants, foundations and individual donors who share our commitment to bridging the gap between science and service. Together with partners, donors, clients and their families, CRI is advancing behavioral healthcare and recovery. www.centerstone.org/research
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com
DreamIt Ventures helps exceptional people build exceptional companies. We believe that if you create a community of entrepreneurs working side-by-side on their various companies, strip away as many impediments as possible, and makes as many resources available as possible, some magic can happen in a short period of time. DreamIt operates accelerators in New York, Philadelphia, Austin, Baltimore and Tel Aviv. Since its founding in 2008, DreamIt has launched 127 companies. www.dreamitventures.com
GetWellNetwork provides patient engagement solutions that help healthcare providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.
Health Wildcatters is the first healthcare seed- accelerator in the southwest. We are a mentor-driven program located in Dallas that focuses on early stage healthcare startups from a variety of niches, including healthcare IT, SaaS, medical devices, digital and mobile health, etc.
We host 12 startups per year and provide an initial $30K seed investment to each company. The intense 12-week program is supported by almost 100 mentors and consists of more than 85 lectures and events. The culmination of the program allows each of the 12 startups to present at a final pitch-day in front of several hundred investors. www.healthwildcatters.com
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)² offers education programs and services based on its CBK.
Life Science Nation was founded to help move science forward and be part of the change that is coming to the life science domain. Capital is the missing ingredient holding back the advancement of life science today. Life Science Nation remains dedicated to helping emerging life science companies identify and connect with early stage investors, and our story has just begun. http://www.lifesciencenation.com
M2M Now is a leading global media brand covering machine-to-machine communications (M2M), embedded devices, connected consumer devices, smart grids & metering, and the Internet of Things. Led by its web portal, M2M Now provides unrivalled news, blogs, videos, feature articles and white papers from around the world. The magazine covers business strategies, research reports, C-Level interviews, revenue models, best practice features, and Case Studies in a wide range of industry verticals. These industries include communication services for advertising & media, agriculture, automotive, education, fleet management & logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, retail & point of sale, security & defence, transport & telematics, utilities and many more. www.m2mnow.biz
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare delivery system, the largest in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. The mission of the MedStar Institute for Innovation is to catalyze innovation that advances health. It includes the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, the largest group of human factors experts within a healthcare delivery system in the United States; Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL), national leaders in developing and providing online training and hands-on simulations; MedStar Inventor Services; Center for Innovation in Healthcare Delivery; and the Center for Infonovation and Presence. www.medstarhealth.org
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and Sensors across global markets. MIG connects the MEMS and Sensors supply chain, champions MEMS and Sensors in established and emerging markets - including the rapidly growing healthcare market - and commercializes MEMS and Sensors. More than 150 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, Honeywell, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.
The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) is a non-profit membership organization that promotes bi-lateral trade and investment between Maryland and Israel. It is a public-private partnership of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Israel's Ministry of Economy, and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Additional partners include the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and EpsteinBeckerGreen. MIDC hosts Israeli business delegations, brings delegations of Maryland companies to Israel and promotes collaborative grant opportunities available to companies that partner on industrial R&D. For more information please visit our website at www.marylandisrael.org
NYeC is a not-for-profit organization, working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT). Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, NYeC receives funding from state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. NYeC works to develop policies and standards, to assist healthcare providers in making the shift to electronic health records, and to coordinate the creation of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), a secure network to connect healthcare providers statewide.
The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Its mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC. The Forum’s 180+ global members are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and capability. http://nfc-forum.org/
Quantia is a pioneer in provider engagement and alignment. Its robust platform and online clinician community, QuantiaMD, enables principal participants in healthcare to engage providers in high-value interactions that lead to true engagement and alignment. To achieve this, Quantia’s platform uses advanced engagement science to package and deliver information so providers will consume it, internalize it, and apply it to practice. By giving providers the information they need in a format that works for them, Quantia helps its clients – organizations such as health systems and life sciences companies – improve performance and make care more efficient and effective. Learn more at www.quantia-inc.com.
The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) is a primary source for vendor neutral, educational programs; industry information; and other value added services pertinent to RFID and RTLS technologies. The RHCC serves the needs of end user communities in the healthcare, assisted living, and nursing home industries. www.rfidinhealthcare.org
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where influencers, investors and innovators meet to help women build ‘big businesses starting small’. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion. Over 500 women-led companies have participated in Springboard's accelerator programs; raising nearly $6 billion, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, and generating billions of dollars in annual revenues. More than 80% of Springboard companies are still in business as independent or merged entities, including 10 IPOs and many are the technology engines of publicly traded companies.
StartUp Health is the first Academy to help health and wellness innovators ("Healthcare Transformers") build sustainable growth businesses. StartUp Health is based on a simple premise: the best way to improve healthcare is to provide health and wellness entrepreneurs with inspiration, education, and access to customers, capital, and other critical resources so that startups can innovate more quickly and build new solutions that will improve care and reduce healthcare costs. If you have a big vision and are looking for help navigating the unique challenges of succeeding in the health sector, you should apply today.
West Health is an independent, one-of-a-kind initiative whose mission is to lower health care costs by creating innovative, patient-centered solutions that deliver the right care at the right place at the right time. Solely funded by pioneering philanthropists Gary and Mary West, West Health is an initiative combining four separate organizations with a shared goal to lower health care costs – the West Health Institute, the West Health Policy Center, the West Health Investment Fund, and the West Health Incubator. For more information, find us at www.westhealth.org and follow us @westhealth.
WIP, started in 2006, is an international company based in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in Barcelona, Spain and Austin, Texas. WIP enjoys a strong reputation in the mobile developer community based on our long-running WIPJam events and developer resources. We’ve held more than 60 events all over the world, and developers flock to them because they’re fun, interactive and gives them a chance to have their voice heard and to learn from their peers in this growing competitive industry. Find out more about our Community Activities at: www.wip.org
The WIP Factory is the first marketing agency to focus on developer marketing. We build mobile developer programs and communities by providing strategic advice, marketing wisdom and tactical support to reach developers for the growth of APIs, tools, devices, networks, and applications. Services include: promotion and outreach, onboarding, events and activities, recognition and retention, and developer community monitoring. Clients include: AT&T, Orange, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, Qualcomm, Sears, GSMA, Immersion, PayPal and many others. Learn more our Agency activities at: http://www.WIPFactory.com