Health Tech




Health tech Austin is a gathering of Health Tech Leaders and Influencers from Central Texas and beyond. we have MONTHLY NETWORKING and educational EVENTs. If you are Interested in sponsoring a Future event;








Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. We serve as strategic business partners to 450+ medical device and medtech companies around the world. Visit us as: www.cooley.com  


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Capital City Innovation is working to help an Innovation District — aligned with partners and the community — emerge in the heart of Texas. Austin’s Capital City Innovation District is the emerging downtown home to innovators who are building healthy communities through technology and creativity. With its founders at UT Austin’s Dell Medical School, Ascension Seton Healthcare and Central Health, and with support from the Downtown Austin Alliance and Opportunity Austin, the Capital City Innovation District partners with companies, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and community organizations to promote new approaches to community access, integrated health, and value-based care. Join us to connect with clinical, community, and payer partners. Join us to create, refine, and validate disruptive ideas for promoting health, preventing disease, connecting with providers, delivering care and paying for it. Join us to grow your ideas to community and national scales. Austin is the only place you’ll find this new, open, ground-up approach to launching and scaling health innovations. Find us at www.capitalcityinnovation.org and follow us on twitter.com/CapCityTx.



HealthTronics was formed more than 25 years ago by a group of urologists looking for a better way to improve economics, while still providing the best possible care for their patients. We discovered that through partnerships and specialization we are able to make new technologies accessible to physicians and hospitals to treat their patients.  Today, HealthTronics offers a broad array of minimally invasive, mobile medical therapies for clinical applications, when and where they’re needed.  Health care facilities throughout the U.S. have access to minimally invasive mobile medical therapies through HealthTronics.   Visit us at http://www.healthtronics.com

Oscar Health, a technology-driven, consumer-focused health insurance startup, uses technology and personalized service to give members transparency into the health care system and empower them to choose quality, affordable care. The Oscar member experience includes a personalized concierge team that helps members do everything from finding a doctor to processing a claim, a free, 24/7 telemedicine service for members on the go, and a tightly integrated, curated network of first-rate physicians and hospitals. Say hi or learn more at https://hioscar.com

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At FleishmanHillard, we are driven to constantly do more for clients and to consistently develop bold work that creates value and changes conversations. We blend deep brand marketing and reputation management experience with our healthcare and tech sector knowledge to create engaging, integrated campaigns that bring to life what is possible through healthcare’s latest advances. Here in Austin, and everywhere in our vast global network, we challenge ourselves to deliver exciting, decisive, and effective work that helps our clients’ achieve their goals – just as our founders did more than 70 years ago. Learn more about us at fleishmanhillard.com.

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity.  More than 50,000 entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers gather for meet ups, classes, and co-working every year.  Entrepreneurs surround themselves with both talent and the investment to grow their business.








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How AI is Changing Health Care
There  seems to be little doubt that AI is poised to disrupt health care. The questions are how and when. Although AI already is helping to solve problems in health care, typical applications rely on human-created algorithms that machines use to analyze data and provide insights.  AI, however, is advancing into “machine learning” and “deep learning” in which computers recognize patterns and expand beyond human capabilities to come up with solutions.
At  this summit, two panels will discuss current and future  explorations into AI. The first panel, health care executives will discuss ways they are using AI – and plan to use it in the future – to improve operations and patient care. A second panel featuring start-up executives will discuss innovations and AI and what their companies are doing in the health care space.


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David Martin, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Ascension Texas

Dave Martin has served as Chief Medical Officer for the Ascension Texas Ministry Market since August of 2016. Prior to his current role, he served as the VP of Medical Affairs at Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) for three years, and at Seton Southwest (SSW) for one year. Before joining the Seton Family, Dave worked for St. David’s Healthcare in Round Rock and Georgetown for seven years. He brings a passion for patient safety and a history of extensive accomplishments. Examples of his Seton leadership contributions include:

  • Working in a dyad relationship with the system Chief Nursing Officer, developed and co-lead a new clinical leadership structure that is multi-disciplinary and sets the systems clinical outcome goals, develops and diffuses the standard work and holds each other accountable for results.
  • Working with case management and the site CMO’s, has led a LOS reduction program resulting in a significant decrease in excessive days resulting in both savings as well as improved availability of beds.
  • Strategically implemented incremental robotic technology and achieved over 40% year-over-year growth in robotic surgery. Currently co-leads a market wide robotic strategy team to reduce cost and improve outcomes.
  • Created value structures, including the Pre-Operative Surgical Home to improve quality of care while reducing unnecessary cost. The PSH integrates a tele-health platform with evidenced based risk stratification and care management leading to a population health model for surgical patients throughout the market.

Dave and his wife, Cynthia, have five children and live in Georgetown where he has resided since 1994. Before earning his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, he earned his doctorate of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., and his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

During a 24 year U.S. Army career, he rose to positions that included Chief of General Surgery at Fort Hood’s Darnall Army Community Hospital, as well as trauma director at the hospital, and commander of the 20-member 126th Forward Surgical Team at Fort Hood. From 1996 to 1997, he was Deputy Commander of clinical services for the deployed 21st Combat Service Hospital in Tuzla, Bosnia. He retired from the Army in 2001 as a Colonel after 24 years of service.


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Manish Naik, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Austin Regional Clinic

Manish M. Naik, MD, serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) of Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), one of the largest multispecialty medical groups in Central Texas, with over 300 physicians serving 474,000 area residents.  Dr. Naik is also the Associate Chief of Internal Medicine for ARC, on the ARC Executive Board,  and is the ARC Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Physician Champion.

Dr. Naik holds a B.S. degree in Biology and received his medical degree as well from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO.  He completed his internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, in 1996, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.  He joined ARC in 1996, and practices at ARC Cedar Park in Cedar Park, TX.

Under Dr. Naik’s leadership, ARC implemented the EMR system in July, 2013, and he has helped guide ARC through updates and improvements in the system to better facilitate coordinated care. He has written for ARC Leadership Blogs on subjects such as the importance of patient feedback and the “lessons learned” with EMRs, and participated in panel discussions held at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and UT’s Dell Medical School.

Dr. Naik is a member of the Travis County Medical Society.  He is married with two sons.  He enjoys family time and travel, and he and the boys love sports and cool cars.

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Charlie Burgoyne
Valkyrie Intelligence

Charlie founded and leads Valkyrie Intelligence, an applied science & strategy consulting firm specializing in machine learning.

Previous to starting Valkyrie, Charlie held a variety of roles in the science community inclduding: Principal Director of Data Science at Frog Design, Director of Data Science at Rosetta stone, and VP of R&D at a defense contracting company.

Charlie has a BS in astrophysics from The George Washington University and an MS in physics from Georgetown University. Charlie started his career in physics at NASA Goddard Spaceflight and with the DOE / NNSA as a research scientist."





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The Austin Young Chamber is proud to launch the Austin Fast Start, a partnership between the City of Austin's Economic Development Department, the Austin Young Chamber, and DivInc with support from 3 Day Startup, Insureon, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and Health Tech Austin. Austin Fast Start is a pitch competition that will occur once per quarter focusing on a different economic development priority each quarter.


This quarter's applications are open to Austin based startups or those forming a new business whose work fits the scope of Bio/Med Tech.  Applications are free and open to the public.  Winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize plus $5,000 in prizes. The application can be found HERE. Deadline to apply is May 21st.


Bio/Med Tech encompasses a wide range of products and approaches that are used to maintain or improve health, treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans. Judges will be particularly focused on value-based innovation (i.e. achieving better health outcomes without increasing costs or lowering costs without diminishing outcomes).  


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