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Hacking Health Waterloo Café #5

March 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you a developer, designer or engineer interested in the healthcare industry?

Are you a doctor, nurse or a researcher with an interesting idea?

Are you someone simply looking to learn more about innovating within healthcare?

Join us at Hacking Heath Cafe Waterloo for a fun and inspiring evening at the REAP Felt Lab. Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP) is a UW digital sandbox where students & industry work on funded projects.

Hacking Health Cafes are monthly events held across various cities to bring together the digital health community. It provides for a casual environment where researchers, clinicians, patients, designers, developers and entrepreneurs can share their experiences, network and learn about the industry.

The goal is to foster relationships between healthcare experts and the technology talent in Waterloo. The idea is simple: hackers love to solve problems and the healthcare industry has plenty to go around.

About our Venue:

Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP) sparks creative minds to explore the latest interactive, machine-to-machine, and digital display technologies. We challenge innovators to build new business opportunities on top of our partners’ technologies in our digital sandbox – the Felt Lab.

REAP is a leader in platform entrepreneurship – rather than building technologies from scratch, REAPsters learn to make existing technologies do new things for new markets. In this way, REAPsters create new business opportunities for themselves while contributing to the ongoing success of our partners. Here’s a link to their website for more information:http://reapwaterloo.ca/

Agenda for the evening:

• 6:30 – 7:00 pm: Networking and Refreshments

• 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Intro, Presentations and Q/A

• 8:00 pm onwards: Networking


  • Dave Fleischer from the Kitchener Waterloo Civitan Club. KW Civitan Club is part of a larger international organization of volunteers dedicated to helping people in their own community with a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. On the campus of the University of Alabama is the UAB Civitan International Research Center. This world class research facility is a center for research into disorders such as autism, down syndrome, brain tumors, epilepsy and many more. The KW club was chartered in 1964, and in that time they have built and operate a 24 unit apartment building for low income seniors on Erb St. They donated $125,000 to the building of the Children’s Safety Village and most recently donated another $15,000 for them to purchase 30 ipads to implement an internet safety program to our school kids (watch for the press release on March 30). Dave has been an active member of service clubs for 15+ years, and he is here to talk about the importance of being involved with a service club and of course about KW Civitan 2.0.
  • John Gregory from Opencity Inc. McKinsey & Company estimated a market potential of US$44 billion in beyond-the product solutions for medical technology companies in the US alone. Research shows that healthcare systems providers continue to incur significant costs from preventable Healthcare Acquired Conditions. Despite guidelines and toolkits healthcare facilities struggle to implement sustainable programs. John will present examples of how Med Tech business are offering outcomes based solution models, to benefit patients, healthcare systems and industry providers.
  • Brad Genereaux from Agfa HealthCare. When creating innovations in healthcare, it is critically important to consider how it will work in your customer environments. Healthcare software, in a live environment, consists of highly interoperable components made from hundreds of vendors – all made possible through healthcare standards. The goal of this presentation is to step through some of the existing and new interoperability technologies – and help to connect your innovation into your target markets in a way that lowers the barrier to adoption. The presentation will introduce HL7 and DICOM as a way to move data and trigger workflows and unlock incredible integrations.

Please join us and invite your friends!







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March 24, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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REAP Felt Lab
1440 King St. N,
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