Health 2.0 East TN Chapter Welcomes Miami Startups To Sept. 25 Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The East TN chapter of Health 2.0 event will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the Lift1428 offices at 46 East Main Street. Programming will feature presentations from startups and innovators focused on the intersection of healthcare and technology. 

The East TN chapter will host representatives of Miami’s healthcare technology startup community will demo their products at the organization’s meeting on Sept. 25.

Health 2.0 – the world's largest convening organization for healthcare technology entrepreneurs –boasts more than 70 chapters worldwide, hosts six annual conferences across the globe, with past locations including London and Dubai, and encourages and challenges members through a series of code-a-thons and developer challenges. 

“We are fortunate to have access to a healthcare seed accelerator in Miami, and we look forward to sharing some of the tech ideas coming out of South Florida,” explained David McDonald, cochairman of the East TN chapter of Health 2.0. “Our goal is to stir interest in the East Tennessee and ultimately showcase presentations coming from our own community.” 

The meeting will offer guests an opportunity to learn about the impact healthcare technology startups are making across the southeast, nationally, and internationally. Each of the companies visiting from Miami participated in the ProjectLift business and access accelerator program, which is affiliated with Chattanooga-based Lift1428. Lift1428 cofounder and CEO David McDonald established the company’s headquarters in Chattanooga several months ago. 

Companies presenting at Health 2.0 will include: 

Alert.MD – a mobile app designed to provide emergency first responders with vital patient data

SpeechMED – a mobile device and care solution that presents vital patient care information audibly and visually, providing better care for seniors and non-native English speakers 

i-XploreMyHealth – an educational platform that uses 3D images to help patients learn more about their conditions 

WeRX.org – a marketplace transparency and cost-comparison tool for prescription medication prices and clinical procedures

Special guest speaker Robert Chavez, cofounder of ProjectLift, will also give an overview of the healthcare space, focusing on the program’s role in developing a healthcare technology hub in South Florida.  

“Health 2.0’s primary mission is to bring together entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, and other individuals who offer unique perspectives on the applications of technology in the healthcare space,” explained J. Kevin Tugman, cochairman of the East TN chapter of Health 2.0. “Inviting these Miami-based companies to our next chapter meeting is an extremely exciting delivery on this responsibility. We hope this meeting will provide an opportunity to further catalyze Health 2.0’s stance as a leading healthcare tech organization in East Tennessee and across the southeast."

Health 2.0 East TN's goal is to provide a forum for discussion centered on improving technology for the betterment of personal and societal health. The chapter will host regular meetings, each centered on a specific topic related to healthcare technology, in pursuit of this mission. 

To register for the event, visit www.health20easttn.eventbrite.com. Beverages and snacks will be served.  For additional information, contact Adam Haskew at adam@lift1428.com



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