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Datapaloozas, Disruptions, Apps, and Other Noteworthy Headlines

Nadeem Kassam: StartupHealth, Datapalooza and My White House Debut
GigaOM: Doctors on demand: 5 startups wiping out the waiting room
Fast Company: Medical Innovation Needs Silicon Valley Speed, Stat 
O’Reilly Radar: mHealth apps are just the beginning of the disruption in healthcare from open health data
Forbes: 5 Ways Mobile Apps Will Transform Healthcare


Healthcare Transformer Spotlight: Hesky Kutscher, MotherKnows


A member of StartUp Health’s inaugural class of Healthcare Transformers, Hesky Kutscher is a serial entrepreneur on a mission to revolutionize and simplify the way families manage their children’s health. Hesky is Founder and CEO of MotherKnows, headquartered in Palo Alto.  MotherKnows has raised $1.7 Million in a Series A from First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, Giza Ventures, and Band of Angels. Hesky’s previous company Shoplocal was acquired by Tribune and Gannett in 2004. Hesky is also Chairman and founder of High Gear Media, a leading automotive content network…. Check out our 10 Questions with Hesky Kutscher!


StartUp Health Offers Free Demo Opportunities to 20 mHealth StartUps at HIMSS 2012 mHealth Summit

The StartUp ‘Mobile’ Health Pavilion returns to the HIMSS 2012 mHealth Summit as a demo showcase for 20 of today’s most innovative seed and early-stage startups that are impacting mobile health. Attendees will have a chance to engage directly with the these innovators, entrepreneurs, and founders and get LIVE demos of their mHealth applications as well as see how the use of wireless technology can improve healthcare delivery and patient care. If you are a startup interested in presenting your company and being a part of the StartUp Health Pavilion please submit your application here today.


Get Your Discount Registration to CONVERGE


Don’t miss your chance to hear from StartUp Health’s own Steve Krein and connect with other top executives to find out what matters and why in today’s era of change and innovation in healthcare. Attend CONVERGE: a one-day executive summit about innovation and convergence in healthcare. On July 10 in Philadelphia, you’ll hear from the hottest start-ups, meet with the most innovative hospital leaders and top decision makers from the medical device, pharma, health IT, and investor communities. You’ll join in the debate and discussion of the leading trends driving this transformation, share best practices with those driving today’s healthcare innovations, and be introduced to the most promising startups. Register today with code STARTUPHEALTH to save 30%.

Apply Now for Showcase at World Congress mHealth Innovation Exchange Conference

The inaugural one-day World Congress mHealth Innovation Exchange Conference is scheduled to be held on July 25, 2012 at the Colonnade Hotel in the historic Back Bay of Boston, MA. Now is your last chance to apply for a showcase spot; the deadline is this Friday, June 15, 2012. Go here to read more and download an application today.


Upcoming Health Events & Challenges


Games for Health Conference
Boston, MA (June 12-14, 2012)

Digital Health Summer Summit
San Diego, CA (June 14-15)

Kauffman Life Science Venture Summit
San Francisco, CA (June 22-23, 2012)

Consumer Electronics Week
New York, NY (June 25-29, 2012)

CONVERGE
Philadelphia, PA (July 10, 2012)

EHR Accessibility Module Challenge
Deadline for submissions: July 23, 2012

World Congress Health Innovation Exchange Conference
Boston, MA (July 25)

World Congress 4th Annual Leadership Summit on mHealth
Boston, MA (July 25-27, 2012)

Palo Alto Medical Foundation linkAges Successful Aging Challenge
Deadline for submissions: July 30, 2012

Health Innovation Summit
San Francisco (August 28, 2012)

Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge
Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2012

Blue Button Mash Up Challenge
Deadline for submissions: September 6, 2012

Quantified Self
Palo Alto, CA (September 15-16, 2012)

Health Data Platform Simple Sign-On Challenge
Deadline for submissions: October 3, 2012

Health Data Platform Metadata Challenge
Deadline for submissions: October 3, 2012

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
San Francisco, CA (October 7-10, 2012)

DC to VC: Health IT Startup Showcase
San Francisco, CA (October 10, 2012)

For even more, visit our listings of Events & Challenges.


StartUp Health Fellows Program


We are currently looking for Fellows to join the the StartUp Health Fellows Program this fall. Apply here now!


Update: StartUp Health Academy Reviewing Applicants for Next 3 Classes!

StartUp Health is reviewing applications for our next three classes of Healthcare Transformers which we will start to announce at the end of June.  The other classes will be announced later this year. We will be reviewing all applications by the end of this month, so feel free to reach out to us if you have any updates since you submitted your application. If you have not yet applied, you can apply today. We have a rolling admissions process; even if you aren’t invited to our next class, you will be considered for future classes. We want to hear all about you, your company, and how you plan to disrupt healthcare!  Be sure to read our FAQs about the program.