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;








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

Medici is the future of the doctor-patient relationship, enabling you to text, call or video with all of your medical providers from a single, compliant app.  Medici’s leadership comprises executives from Amazon, John Hopkins, Google, and 2nd.MD.  It is headquartered in Austin with offices in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris and Johannesburg. 

Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services brokering business insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits, life insurance and home/auto insurance.  It supplements coverage with in-house risk management and benefit plan administration services.

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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W2O Group is a family of integrated marketing and communications agencies, known for healthcare marketing communications, but our capabilities are far more broad. Analytics-fueled discovery, inspiring creative, precise strategy and results that matter.


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7:45 AM - 9:30 AM



Moderated by Kevin Mayes, listen to a panel of user experience thought leaders who are changing the way healthcare information and services are delivered and discuss the opportunities and challenges of UX in healthcare.  Focused not just on application design, they are helping patients, providers, and family members navigate the disparate physical and virtual spaces that make up our complex healthcare ecosystem. From startup to large health system, every organization can improve the quality of their services by embracing user experience design as a fundamental capability.


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Charu Juneja
Director of Business and Behavioral Design
Dell Medical School

Charu Juneja is the Director of Business and Behavioral Design at the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. 
She has more than 15 years of experience leading interdisciplinary teams, conducting research, and designing, prototyping and implementing healthcare experiences, branding and communications, go-to-market plans and new businesses. Charu was most recently at IDEO, where she led design teams across the life span - from Planned Parenthood to Zen Hospice Center, with organizations like Mayo Clinic and Stanford Hospital in between. She spent four months in Peru, leading an international team in designing and prototyping quality, affordable and scaleable health care services for the emerging middle class. Charu has spoken on innovation and design thinking at Planned Parenthood’s National Conference, the Wireless Health conference at the NIH, SamaGroup (a technology non-profit), and Stanford. She has been an advisor to GunbyGun, a crowdfunded gun buyback non-profit, and a mentor for FastForward, the first accelerator for technology non-profits.
Prior to IDEO, Charu built and led the marketing team at DestinationRx, a healthcare cost comparison technology start-up. She honed her skills at JWT and Procter & Gamble. Past clients include Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center, Genentech, Harvard Stem Cell and Whitehead (MIT) Institutes, Rock the Vote, American Foundation for Equal Rights, and Simplee.
Outside of work, you can often find Charu on a mountain, at (and occasionally in) a concert, or exploring a new country.
Charu holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Miami University (in Ohio) and an MBA from Harvard University.


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Jason Lewis
Senior Director of User Experience
The Advisory Board

Jason Lewis has 17 years of design and technology experience helping launch multiple startups as a founding-team member as well as scaling teams & processes post acquisition.
Currently, he is the Senior Director of User Experience with the Advisory Board company’s healthcare & technology division where he established a diverse team of 40+ frontend engineers and user experience professionals to support 10+ product lines valued at ~$500M in revenue annually. Products designed and supported by the UX team’s efforts generated $1B in client-validated ROI in 2016. After serving as their UX leader for 13+ years, in an effort to return to a startup pace, Jason recently moved into an strategic role serving as an expert consultant and designer for mission critical product teams struggling to launch, meet utilization goals, or in need of a complete experience overhaul.
Prior to the Advisory Board, Jason has been a founding-team member through acquisition of two successful Austin-based startups. At WhisperWire, an Austin Ventures-backed organization that built a telecom configuration platform to assist salespeople with technical solution design and context-specific sales mentoring, Jason was responsible for ensuring the flagship product’s design strategy and reported directly to the co-founder William Chan (now co-founder and VP of Product of Iodine Software). In May 2004, WhisperWire was acquired by Convergys Corp.
As their first hire, in 2004 Jason once again joined the founders of WhisperWire as they bootstrapped their healthcare startup, Crimson, a SaaS business intelligence platform to help hospitals reduce variability amongst physicians and improve patient outcomes. As with any bootstrap Jason wore many more hats and was responsible for all things creative and user experience: branding, website, marketing materials, process flows, concept models, sketches, wireframes, prototypes, high-fidelity interface designs, and frontend development. Over four years Crimson quickly grew their client base from 1 alpha partner to 17 nationally recognized health systems. With enough revenue to last well into 2010 they expanded their operation to 8 employees and began exploring acquisitions. In May of 2008 they successfully completed their acquisition by the Advisory Board for $24M.
Additionally, Jason has and continues to participate in multiple side-project startups such as NextStepCare, Oncolign, and GiftSimple. A Texas native raised on the coast and attempting to live a well-balanced life in South Austin, beyond the design world Jason can usually be found in the nearest body of water. Other passions include his two teenage boys, surfing, paddeboarding, music, travel, strength-training, art, and exploring Austin’s ever-evolving landscape.

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Hadyn Paternite

Founder and Principal

Serious Measures

Hadyn has been designing, managing, teaching and onducting qualitative and quantitative user research for 18 years, first as an Assistant Professor at MIT and then in the private sector, 12 years in Consumer Electronics and the last 6 in healthcare. She is the founder of SeriousMeasures, LLC, a consulting company. Past clients include Slingbox, Groupon, Google, VuDu, Evermind, Zepp Labs, DNAnexus, Dell Children’s Hospital, Mercy Health Ministry, ClickSpring Design and Pacific Biosciences.
Her recent consulting and research interests have focused on telemedicine, behavioral health, older adults, interoperability and metrics. Prior to consulting, she built and managed TiVo's User Research group from 2000-2005, creating a unified research resource providing all internal research needs for both marketing and engineering.
She believes that successful technology and innovation within healthcare can only result from close collaboration between providers and technology designers and manufacturers. As an RN with both a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction and an MSN in Healthcare Administration, she acts as a bridge between clinical experience and technical knowledge, providing  unique perspective on ways to improve the user experience for both providers and consumers.

For fun, outside of work she volunteers as an expert advisor for a number of local start-, a UX mentor at Hackathons (MIT Grand Hack, AthenaHealth, Global Health Initiative, Baylor College of Medicine), and as a leader of three healthcare technology focused Austin groups (Aging2.0, Health Technology Forum and Austin Healthcare Professionals).
Hadyn holds a BA in Film Studies from Hampshire College, an MA in Social Psychology from San Francisco State University, a PhD in Communication from Stanford University, and an RN and Masters in Nursing Healthcare Management from the University of Texas, at Austin.










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