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Don’t Get Left Behind: Strategies to Capitalize on mHealth Evolution

Reimbursement changes, regulations and mobile technologies are transforming medical device business models. Learn how stand-alone devices are migrating towards connected-care systems for improved outcomes. Topics will include: 1) How to harness new technologies (wireless, mobile, cloud computing and big data) to enable improved outcomes; how leading companies are managing product development challenges and technical risks; 2) Get the payer’s perspective on the changing reimbursement environment as it moves towards more outcomes-based metrics; learn actionable strategies to work with payers; 3) Learn how to adapt your quality systems and regulatory strategy to keep up with the pace of technology change; 4) Case study success stories from a start-up and a leading device manufacturer in the mHealth arena.

AdvaMed’s The MedTech Conference, Chicago, IL on Monday October 6, 2014

Moderator: Bernhard Kappe, Chicago, Founder and President, Pathfinder SoftwarePanelists:Kathy Hughes, Vice President, Health Economics and Outcomes, Avalere Health LLCGeoff Hutchins, Chief Operating Officer, Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc.Sarb Singh-Kaur, Director of Patient Care Software for Neuro-Modulation, Medtronic, Inc.


The Chicago Lean Startup Challenge

Bernhard Kappe, Founder and President; Todd Wyder, CEO; Deb Hill, COO

Unlike hackathons, startup weekends, or business plan competitions the challenge is a structured 14 week program designed to accelerate a path to paying customers.


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The other side of wireless: Connecting wireless devices with mobile apps and cloud computing

Bernhard Kappe, Founder and President.

MedTechWorld MD&M East, New York, NY on Monday June 9-12, 2014

Chicago Health 2.0

Getting Your First Hospital Pilot – A Panel and Town Hall Meeting

Chicago’s health tech startup scene has had crazy growth over the past 4 years, BUT… we’re finding startups with validated products getting stymied as they try to secure hospital pilots.  On Wednesday March 19, 2014, learn how others have succeeded in securing a Hospital Pilot.


Managing mHealth App Development Under FDA Regulation

Tom Schady, Director of Engineering and Quality, will be on a panel for the event.

MMA Roadshow, Boston, MA on Thursday March 20, 2014 – The main purpose of the “roadshow” is to discuss the newly released FDA guidance document on Mobile Medical Applications which clarifies the FDA’s regulatory approach to apps.

Connected World Conference Chicago

Connected World Conference 2014

Mitch Posada, VP of Marketing, will join Steve McPhilliamy, Partner at Insight PD, to discuss ‘What’s Next in Connected Health?’

Connected World Conference, Chicago, IL on Saturday February 8, 2014 – Is it self-tracking? We are only beginning to understand the power of self-tracking. But the real opportunity is understanding how mobile devices are playing a key role in the future of our personal health? Listen as our expert tells what the future holds in our personal discovery of providing a healthier future.

world IA day Chicago

World IA Day 2014

Amy Willis, Director of User Experience and Visual Design, will sit on a panel about IA Thinking: Industry Perspectives.

World IA Day, Chicago, IL on Saturday February 15, 2014 – A free, 1-day event where attendees will explore how we can use Information Architecture thinking to make the world a better place. We will encourage speakers to take both the academic and business-centric ideas of our industry and push the boundaries of what can be achieved through thoughtful IA.

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Pennovations in Chicago!

Bernhard Kappe, President, will present on the dynamic landscape of medical software development.

With Penn/Wharton alumni active in Tech: * Jeremy Agulnek, BSE 1996, Group Sales Director, Vibes Media * Bernhard Kappe, C’88, W’88, President Pathfinder * Tracey Weinberg, W’96, SVP Marketing Braintree