Health Technology Forum
I became involved in the Health Technology Forum’s Dallas chapter because of my passion for technology and it’s use in improving patient care. The industry has come a long way, but there is tremendous progress to be made. This progress will only occur and accelerate if we facilitate the interaction between technologist and entrepreneur – and do it locally.
So when founder Pronoy Saha decided to bring the Forum to other cities and chose Dallas as the first stop on the list, of course I wanted to know how I could help…
I am very excited to introduce to you the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Health Technology Forum. With over 1600 members in the original Silicon Valley chapter, the group there averages 150 members per meeting.
There is relatively little talk about how technology influences the quality and cost of healthcare given that it consumes one-sixth of the US GDP. Why does this segment lag in taking advantage of the post web2.0 and totally-mobile world?
For the past few years, healthcare technology companies are emerging hoping to disrupt the existing care-giving modality, prepared to combat the current insane costs and inefficiencies. The advent of PHRs, social network, open platforms, smart phone, personalized medicine, compliance/interoperability and reform are creating new opportunities. Entrepreneurs and existing providers who innovate will thrive.
At these completely FREE monthly meetups, we will discuss real-life technology use-cases from hospitals, doctor offices, medical billing, insurance, remote monitoring, health and wellness, and various patient-care services. Subject matter experts, users, entrepreneurs, regulators, and providers will address each other’s needs and solutions. The objective is to connect entrepreneurs with professionals who are addressing these real-life problems that exist today in the healthcare ecosystem. We will also review how low-cost, scalable, deployable systems can meet or exceed the needs of 21st century care-giving.
The monthly events will be hosted by IBM at their Innovation Center in Dallas near LBJ and Stemmons. Food will be provided and we have a confirmed speaker and will notify you shortly(suggestions welcome for future events!). It will surely be an hour or two of great networking, learning and discovery.
The first Health Technology Forum Meetup Kickoff event will take place
Thursday, September 20th at 6pm
IBM Innovation Center
13800 Diplomat Drive, Dallas, TX
Please join us at this or future events by signing up at meetup.com.
Mehrdad Nourani, Ph.D.
Professor in Electrical Engineering and EE Associate Department Head
University of Texas at Dallas
We would be very grateful if you would help us grow our membership by forwarding this page to any of your colleagues, students, partners etc. who may be interested in this exciting new Forum.