Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare with Technology?

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05/07/2014

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Lenox Hill Hospital NorthShore/LIJ
Hearth Room

A Book Talk Featuring Lisa Suennen and Dr. David Shaywitz

Silicon Valley-based digital health experts Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz joined forces to write Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare with Technology?  NYCHBL is bringing the well-known and highly respected duo to the East Coast to discuss this newly-released book, which is a distillation of their writing and thinking about digital health and where these fields may be headed, including a ground-level view of the technology landscape, its structural challenges, players, progress and pitfalls.

Digital health and healthcare IT have become white hot over the past several years, attracting passionate entrepreneurs and a remarkable range of investors.  Many see in these emerging technologies healthcare’s missing link, and hope for innovative technology-enabled solution to our system’s ills, though others worry about the fetishization of technology, emphasizing instead the fundamental role of human connection in health and healing.  Some hope we can achieve both, and use technology to drive engagement, enhance health-promoting activities and relationships, and achieve improved outcomes while reducing costs.

Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz bring experience, honesty and humor to their writing and bring a unique set of perspectives to entrepreneurs, investors and healthcare executives. They will read brief passages from Tech Tonics, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience.

Speakers

DAVID SHAYWITZ, MD PHD

Author, Tech Tonics
Strategist at a Bay-area biopharmaceutical company
Co-founder, MGH/MIT Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH)
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LISA SUENNEN

Author, Tech Tonics
Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie Consulting
Senior Advisor, Psilos Group
Author, Venture Valkyrie Blog
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