​​Previous Events:​​

Serving the Underserved: Health IT’s role 
Wednesday August 1st, 2018
Health 2.0 is thrilled to welcome Susan Carter to speak about her experience and experience in the industry about Health IT's role in serving the underserved!  Susan is a health care and health IT professional with twenty-five years of experience working with managed care organizations, health delivery systems and health IT development firms.  She has expertise in areas such as entitlement program strategy, managed care solutions, research and analysis, process design and capture management. 


  • ​Susan Carter, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-owner, Kindiwa, Inc. ​​

Safeguarding Opioid Prescription through Technology & Innovation
Wednesday August 16th, 2017

Health 2.0 Boston hosts a panel discussion with the CEO of e-prescribing platform, DoseSpot, and SVP of Customer Experience at healthcare IT security company, Imprivata, as they share evidence-based safe opioid prescribing practices and the technologies in place today that help providers make informed decisions about acute and chronic pain treatment. With prescription opioids being one of the leading causes of drug related deaths, responsible prescribing is paramount, and the discussion will include recommended best practices across the industry. 

Panel Members: 

  • ​Carina Edwards, Senior VP, Customer Experience, Imprivata
  • Greg Waldstreicher, CEO, DoseSpot


The Internet Of Healthy Things
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
By 2020, experts predict that more than 20 billion everyday objects will be able to capture, receive and share data via a vast, interconnected global network linked together by inexpensive sensors, GPS and ’the cloud.’ Just around the corner, real time biometric data will be automatically captured and used to learn more about the impact of lifestyle on chronic diseases and wellness, and ultimately change behavior to improve our health. In his book, The Internet of Healthy Things, (IoHT) connected health pioneer and visionary Dr. Joe Kvedar describes the phenomena driving this trend and the business opportunities that arise from it.

Apple Research Kit: Innovations in Health Research

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Apple ResearchKit makes it easy to get started with healthcare research - from enrolling patients, gaining consents, to launching surveys and more. We expect a diverse audience including medical researchers, clinicians, academia/students, data scientists, public health specialists, app developers, UX designers, big data analysts, entrepreneurs, HIT, VCs and more. This will be an interactive event with Q&A time and facilitated networking and will include the following speakers.


  • Nina Kominiak  Consulting Engineer, Apple
  • Dr. E. Kevin Hall Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology);Director, Pediatric Heart Failure Program, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Director, Computational Health Informatics Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Janhvi Patel Chief of Staff to Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health

The Power Women of Health IT: Path to Success

Monday, November 7, 2016

Boston Health 2.0 takes a look into the industry of Health IT through a new lens; the most powerful women in the industry. Through a panel discussion, this event will explore the trials and tribulations of the path to success in the industry and discuss what is involved with climbing the ladder to rise to the top. Our panel of women consists of three of 2016's 75 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT named by HealthData Management.

Panel Members:

  • Cara Babachicos, Corporate Director/CIO Community Hospitals, Partners Healthcare & 2016 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT: CIOs/IT Leaders
  • Helen Figge, SVP, Global Strategic Development, LumiraDx, Inc. & 2016 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT: Thought Leaders
  • Sue Schade, Interim CIO, University Hospitals; Founding Advisor, Next Wave Health Advisors & 2016 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT: CIOs/IT Leaders

Boston Health 2.0 Presents a Start-Up Stand-Up

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Health 2.0 mission is all about showcasing and catalyzing new healthcare technologies. To stay true to this mantra, Boston Health 2.0 presents a “Start-Up Stand-Up” - allowing a few chosen healthcare technology start-ups to present their offering in front of a large audience, including a panel of some impressive judges who have tenure in the health IT industry. Our audience will have scoring cards - allowing them to give feedback to each presenting start-up. These score cards will also be used to select a winner at the end of the event. The winning company will receive the Boston Health 2.0 Stand Up Award!  


  • Pothik Chatterjee, Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development at Brigham & Women's Physician Organization
  • Nikki Festa O'Brien, Vice President, PAN Communications
  • Mike Putnam, SVP of Consumer Marketing at American Well
  • Jodi Sperber, Team Lead, User Centered Design at Connected Health Innovation of Partners Healthcare

UI Design: How Important Is It, Anyways?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
In a world where big data is king, we often find that the way that users interact with a new technology is of paramount importance. The interface of an app or software could be the make or break point of it’s success; because it dictates how easy it is for the user to navigate. Join us for an educational, and very interactive session on User Interface Design on Tuesday, July 26th, to take a closer look inside the importance, and the psychology, behind design in healthcare technology.

The event will feature keynote speaker Juhan Sonin, Director at Involution, to speak on UI and its role in health IT. Following, the FoundationLab team will lead a sprint to tackle a hypothetical, but very real world, design problem, to see how different minds approach problems in completely different ways!

The Intersection of Health and IT

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Following the success of the documentary, Fed Up, (produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric) Boston Health 2.0 will take an in-depth look at the food system as a whole throughout the United States (and globally). In the discussion, we’ll take a look at technology; did technology cause this shift – and can we use technology to fix it? We’ll speak with nutritionists at the nation’s top healthcare organizations, creators of nutrition and health apps, and researchers in the space, to get to the bottom of our healthcare today and where it intersects with IT.

Panel Members:

The Burden and Benefit of Patient Medication Adherence, Who Should be Held Accountable?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Covering the negative effects of medical non adherence such as increased hospitalizations and mortality rates, and address some of the factors and reasons associated with non adherence in patients. 

Pane Members: An established group of speakers with various backgrounds and viewpoints in healthcare including:

  • Dr. Jennifer Joe, CEO, of Medstro
  • JR Hermann, Vice President of Sales, of HealthPrize Technologies
  • Dawn Milstead, Vice President of Clinical Solutions, of Geneia
  • Helen Figge, Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Development, of Lumira

​Poor medication adherence plagues medical care, affecting up to 40% of older adults in the United States. It is estimated that non-adherence costs the United States healthcare system up to $290 billion dollars a year. In this session we will cover the negative effects of medical non adherence such as increased hospitalizations and mortality rates, and address some of the factors and reasons associated with non adherence in patients.  Our panel of speakers will dive deeper into the varying view points of the responsibility of medication adherence from a providers and patients perspective and we will learn what health IT companies and healthcare providers are currently doing to combat these issues. 

Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator Event: Powered by Techstars & Health 2.0 Boston

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Speaker: John Fein, Managing Director, Techstars

The Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars is a three-month, immersive, mentorship-driven startup accelerator with a  focus on healthcare. With access to Sprint technologies, engineers and executives, along with the massive 3,000+ network of Techstars entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and corporate partners, we are helping startups build the future of mobile health. On November 12th, Applications are now open for the 2015 health accelerator program: APPLY HERE. Techstars and Health 2.0 Boston are coming together for an event to help start-ups learn about the accelerator and how to get involved. 

How Helpful Are Mobile Healthcare Apps?

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Exploring the Role of mHealth Apps in patient care plans, physician's day-to-day lives and whether they could replace human interaction

Panel Members:

  • Michael Docktor, MD, Attending Physician & Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Jennifer M. Joe, MD, Co-Founder & CEO, Medstro
  • Laurent Adamowica, Founder & CEO, Bon'App
  • Arielle Carpenter, USA Marketing Manager, Withings
  • Helen L. Figge, VP of Clinical Integration, Alere Accountable Care Solutions

This session incorporated a panel of speakers from varying positions in the healthcare industry with an aim to address the many uses of mobile health apps and their role in patient's and clinician's care plans. Currently, there is an overabundance of mobile apps are created for clinician use. This session incorporated speakers that can address both the pros and cons of mobile health apps and their use and also, from a clinician's perspective, what a useful mobile health app would look like. In the session, we also explored the role of mobile health apps in a patient's care plan, and their use in possibly replacing live human interaction. We discussed privacy issues, and how creators of mobile health apps are addressing issues in protecting patient's health information. 

Exploring the Digital Transformation of Healthcare

November 5, 2013

Payer Perspective on how technology and innovation will help achieve more affordable and higher quality healthcare

Keynote Speaker: Lori Beer, Managing Director, L.A. Beers & Associates & Past EVP of WellPoint, Inc.

The U.S. Healthcare Industry is poised to undergo a significant transformation. Spending on healthcare has outpaced inflation and economic growth for many years, yet quality still lags on many fronts. This discussion will explore a few of the key trends that are helping drive the changing landscape including: unsustainable costs; the need for better patient information to support the coordination of care; creation of a consumer marketplace through public and private health insurance exchanges; movement from a fee for service reimbursement model for doctors and hospitals to an incentive based reimbursement model; and the need to more effectively engage a consumer in the management of their health.

This discussion will provide a perspective on how payers are reacting to those trends by leveraging a balance of technology and innovation to drive growth in the emerging consumer marketplace; transform business processes and analytics to support incentive based reimbursement; and levering and integrated patient health record, artificial intellgience and other decision-support tools to drive better patient outcomes. Finally, a key to successfully improving quality and reducing costs is having an engaged consumer or caregiver and we will discuss some uses of mobile, social, medical devices and emerging technologies that will simplify and personalize the way in which that will be achieved in alignment with an individual patient's needs. 

Patient Engagement: Whose Responsibility is it Anyways?

August 15, 2013

Panel Members:

  • Tim Schwartz, Co-Founder & CEO, Centrana Health
  • James Colbert, M.D., Practicing Physician & Medical Educator, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Darlene Gerster, BSN, RN, RNC, CCM, Regional Director of Operations, Alere Health
  • Jacqueline Thong, Co-Founder & CEO, Ubiqui Health
  • Christina Bognet, Founder of PlateJoy

We want to de-construct the patient engagement buzzword and have a discussion about what really drives healthy behaviors, and who is ultimately responsible for "engaging patients". Is it the individual themselves? Is it their doctors? Their insurer? Their employer? How do these various pieces interrelate and, in the end, who is truly responsible for improving health outcomes and reducing costs? How much is engagement about changing the structure and incentives of the healthcare system versus simply providing better technology tools to consumers that enable them to lead healthier lives?

We will discuss what works, what doesn't and how "patient engagement" strategies will evolve over the next several years. Our panelists each represent a different approach to improving outcomes from across healthcare and consumer health.

Design Matters: Exploring UX Design in Healthcare

April 18, 2013

Keynote Speakers:

  • Michael Hawley, Chief Design Officer, Mad*Pow
  • Daniel Wilcomb, Director of Product Design, Alere Accountable Care Solutions

Designing elegant, simple, intuitive, and valuable experiences in healthcare is hard. Organizations often have a difficult time coming to consensus around design decisions or leveraging outside perspective and research into their design process. Even those that do user research or think about their design process sometimes just 'wing it', resulting in missed opportunities. This fast paced session will present seven structured research and design techniques that can guide you to unique insights and help overcome organizational barriers in good design. Don't worry - the techniques are simple, straight forward and inexpensive.

Innovation with Health Plans

January 24, 2013

Keynote Speaker:

How does a 75-year old health insurer spark some radical innovation? Come hear a discussion of the evolution of BCBS-MA's health plan and how they are taking a new approach to partnering with healthcare entrepreneurs in the local startup community. BCBS MA is an anchor investor in Healthbox's Boston program and has used the relationship as one way of stimulating change within their organization. Nina Nashif, Founder & CEO of Healthbox, will discuss the role of accelerators in stimulating early-stage innovation in the healthcare industry and the early successes their companies have had collaborating with health plans.