You will start out attending Health2.0, the annual cutting-edge conference in San Francisco where Web2.0 technologies meet the latest in healthcare.
Following the two-day conference October 8-9, you join one of three tracks;• Researchers• Public-sector• Companies
The tracks take you to site-visits, demonstrations, workshops and discussions with the leaders in health-care technology from US hospitals, corporations and think-tanks.
See the detailed agenda via the link below.
The Health CareVan experience“At the Health CareVan, we experienced the synergies happening when companies, universities, and public institutions within health IT exchange knowledge. Our company is based on that exact philosophy and participating in the conference became the final, deciding factor behind our entry into the US market. - Our first customer in California was even a direct result of a company visit booked for us by Innovation Center Denmark.” Johnny Killerup Pedersen, CEO, Team Online.
In 2010, Innovation Center Denmark held its largest, most ambitious event to date as 120 Danish Health IT representatives from startups, public institutions, research communities and large companies toured the San Francisco Bay Area. During an intense week in late October, the Danes showcased solutions, exchanged knowledge and developed new partnerships with US counterparts. Despite the cutting-edge environment surrounding the visiting companies and scientists, the delegates were able to differentiate themselves.
As Susie Faries, CEO of SciMed Partners, concluded after witnessing Health Care Van participants present at the Future of Health Innovation Conference at Stanford University:
“We saw some highly developed Danish technologies representing forward-looking applications for healthcare with a great potential of US commercialization. The Danes clearly understand the need for efficient and effective solutions within remote patient care and monitoring, which is a timely pursuit as the US continues its health reform efforts.”
SciMed helps innovative companies commercialize and integrate market, business development, R&D, technology, and intellectual property strategies.
Director of Innovation Center Denmark, Camilla Rygaard-Hjalsted, emphasizes that the momentum for Danish health care technologies has grown even more significant since 2010:“Investments in Health IT are now outpacing other significant sectors in Silicon Valley such as cleantech, reflecting the fact that the US see technology as key to a more efficient health care sector. There’s great potential for front running Danish companies and researchers in leveraging this unique opportunity,” she says mentioning Denmark’s interoperability of data networks and Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and the country’s new biobank as just a few examples of head turning knowhow bound to open doors in both investment, entrepreneurial and research communities.
Read more on how you sign up for Health CareVan 2.0 here: http://icdk.um.dk/en/siliconvalley/innovation-projects/health-carevan/pricing/
The red hot Health IT sector
Health IT has become the new investment darling. While overall venture investments took an 18% drop in first quarter of 2012, health IT companies raised $102 million—a 75% increase over the same period last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Clinical decision support software, bioinformatics, and health care administration software are the main industry sectors receiving funding right now.
According to the National Venture Capital Association, the investor optimism in the health IT sector is partially due to the fact that the government expects to spend $27 billion on incentives for providers who show meaningful use of EHRs (Electronic Health Records). This along with the half a billion dollars in US federal funding for health information exchanges, provides a lot of fuel for growth in health IT.
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