Amplify is a woman-owned, full service public affairs firm that takes pride in our creativity and responsiveness. Boilerplate writing and cookie-cutter strategies have no place at Amplify. We make your cause our own and make it our responsibility to absorb every detail and nuance of what you want to achieve. Then, we take your message and we do what comes naturally. We amplify it. This approach has enabled us to influence public opinion, gain nationwide media coverage, achieve legislative victories, and ultimately, amplify our clients’ success beyond what they thought possible. The strategic assets for which Amplify is widely respected include: creative communications strategies, thought leadership, public education/issue campaigns, digital services and strategic alliances. When it comes to connecting with your critical audiences, our reach stretches from the conventional to the cutting edge. Please visit our blog, Disruptive Women in Health Care (www.disruptivewomen.net).
Ashoka is the world’s oldest and largest network of leading social entrepreneurs. It identifies and invests in entrepreneurs advancing transformational ideas. Of almost 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries, over 600 are in health and wellness. Current health initiatives are holistic person and community-centered, including a major focus on integrated systems. These include full nourishment, “door step” health, sanitation, and other key contributors to wellness and human capacity. These aim to improve the health of disadvantaged populations, in large part by shifting the focus from sick care to human wellness/vitality, and by creating new sustainable multi-party collaborations, enabled by modern mobile ICT and advanced remote diagnostics. www.ashoka.org; www.healthforallgroup.com; www.nutrientsforall.org.
AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is a diverse alliance of more than 6,000 medical technology professionals united by one critical mission: increasing the understanding and beneficial use of medical technology. AAMI members improve medical device safety through the development and use of AAMI standards, professional certification, education, summits and other technical resources. AAMI offers a number of standards and other resources for IT professionals, and an AAMI committee is focused on information technology networks incorporating medical devices.
Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a nonprofit organization which exists to improve the quality and effectiveness of care for individuals and families facing behavioral health disorders. Research shows an alarming 13–17 year delay between significant treatment breakthroughs and the standard use of those treatments in clinical settings. This means that a young person diagnosed with depression may have to suffer for 15 years before receiving a life-saving treatment already known today. CRI aims to bridge this gap between science and service, so the 33 million Americans seeking help for behavioral health and addiction disorders receive the best care possible. Partnering with clinicians and other research professionals in academia and industry, CRI provides research, analytics and evaluation services. CRI’s efforts – including the development of Enlighten Analytics™, an advanced business intelligence tool – are funded through contracts, grants, foundations and individual donors who share our commitment to bridging the gap between science and service. Together with partners, donors, clients and their families, CRI is advancing behavioral healthcare and recovery. www.centerstone.org/research
DreamIt Ventures helps exceptional people build exceptional companies. We believe that if you create a community of entrepreneurs working side-by-side on their various companies, strip away as many impediments as possible, and makes as many resources available as possible, some magic can happen in a short period of time. DreamIt operates accelerators in New York, Philadelphia, Austin, Baltimore and Tel Aviv. Since its founding in 2008, DreamIt has launched 127 companies. www.dreamitventures.com
GetWellNetwork provides patient engagement solutions that help healthcare providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.
Health Wildcatters is the first healthcare seed- accelerator in the southwest. We are a mentor-driven program located in Dallas that focuses on early stage healthcare startups from a variety of niches, including healthcare IT, SaaS, medical devices, digital and mobile health, etc.
We host 12 startups per year and provide an initial $30K seed investment to each company. The intense 12-week program is supported by almost 100 mentors and consists of more than 85 lectures and events. The culmination of the program allows each of the 12 startups to present at a final pitch-day in front of several hundred investors. www.healthwildcatters.com
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)² offers education programs and services based on its CBK.
M2M Now is a leading global media brand covering machine-to-machine communications (M2M), embedded devices, connected consumer devices, smart grids & metering, and the Internet of Things. Led by its web portal, M2M Now provides unrivalled news, blogs, videos, feature articles and white papers from around the world. The magazine covers business strategies, research reports, C-Level interviews, revenue models, best practice features, and Case Studies in a wide range of industry verticals. These industries include communication services for advertising & media, agriculture, automotive, education, fleet management & logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, retail & point of sale, security & defence, transport & telematics, utilities and many more. www.m2mnow.biz
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and Sensors across global markets. MIG connects the MEMS and Sensors supply chain, champions MEMS and Sensors in established and emerging markets - including the rapidly growing healthcare market - and commercializes MEMS and Sensors. More than 150 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, Honeywell, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.
NYeC is a not-for-profit organization, working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT). Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, NYeC receives funding from state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. NYeC works to develop policies and standards, to assist healthcare providers in making the shift to electronic health records, and to coordinate the creation of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), a secure network to connect healthcare providers statewide.
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where influencers, investors and innovators meet to help women build ‘big businesses starting small’. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion. Over 500 women-led companies have participated in Springboard's accelerator programs; raising nearly $6 billion, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, and generating billions of dollars in annual revenues. More than 80% of Springboard companies are still in business as independent or merged entities, including 10 IPOs and many are the technology engines of publicly traded companies.
StartUp Health is the first Academy to help health and wellness innovators ("Healthcare Transformers") build sustainable growth businesses. StartUp Health is based on a simple premise: the best way to improve healthcare is to provide health and wellness entrepreneurs with inspiration, education, and access to customers, capital, and other critical resources so that startups can innovate more quickly and build new solutions that will improve care and reduce healthcare costs. If you have a big vision and are looking for help navigating the unique challenges of succeeding in the health sector, you should apply today.
Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) supports the growth of mobile developers and their ecosystem, with offices in Vancouver, Canada; Austin, Texas; and London UK.