The Health Innovators Collaborative seeks to assist the health care innovation ecosystem as it adapts to the profound changes underway in American health care. The Collaborative will work with companies, research groups and educational programs to facilitate information exchange, educational opportunities, partnership development and shared resource utilization.

Register for Health Innovators Collaborative seminars

Goals of the Health Innovators Collaborative

  • Facilitate information exchange about emerging needs and opportunities in health care
  • Provide educational opportunities, especially for UW students seeking to gain insight into health care change
  • Connect people and organizations with complementary interests
  • Share information about facilities and resources available for advancing innovation

Under the Boughs Seminars

Sponsored by UW BioEngage, Under the Boughs brings together the Health Innovators Collaborative and the Cambia Grove communities for interactive discussions with leaders in health care. The series will examine the forces driving health care change, and the potential for innovation – technological, organizational, financial and political – to make a constructive difference.

For the latest information about upcoming seminars, please register for our email list.

Third Thursday of each month, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cambia Grove, 1800 9th Ave., 2nd Floor – Downtown Seattle

2016-17 Seminars

January 19, 2017, Lee Huntsman, University of Washington Department of Bioengineering

Talk title: Under the Boughs - Crossing the Abyss: Using Innovation and Financial Incentives to Drive the Shift to Value

November 17, 2016, Lee Huntsman, University of Washington Department of Bioengineering

Talk title: Under the Boughs - Startups in an Age of Healthcare Transformation: Changing Expectations and Tactics

September 22, 2016, Carlos Pellegrini, MD, UW Medicine

Talk title: Under the Boughs - Exploring the Frontier of Value-Based Care

Health Innovators Collaborative Seminars archive (2014-16)

2015-16 Seminars

February 1, 2016, Michael Birt, Arizona State University

Talk title: Sensing Change: Can biosensors really deliver on the promise of better health outcomes?

January 5, 2016, John D. Scott, Medical Director, Telehealth Services

Talk title: Health care innovation through telehealth: opportunities and challenges

December 1, 2015, Jim Thomas, Biotherapeutics

Talk title: Just: Biotherapeutics for All

November 3, 2015, Jeremy Stone,

Talk title: Health Innovation Bonds

October 6, 2015, Jurgen Unutzer, UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

Talk title: Disruptive Innovation to Improve Mental Health Care

2014-15 Seminars

May 5, 2015, Joseph M. Gifford, Providence ACO

Talk title: Risk and Funds Flow in the Health Care Marketplace

March 30, 2015, Arnold Milstein, Stanford University

Talk title: Providing Better Care with Less

March 5, 2015, Christopher Hall, Philips Healthcare

Talk title: Delivering Innovation Across the Health Care Continuum

February 3, 2015, Ralph C. Derrickson, Carena, Inc.

Talk title: Entering the Era of Consumer-Driven Access and Delivery

January 6, 2015, Scott Ramsey, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Talk title: A Novel Regional Approach to Address the Crisis in Quality and Cost in Cancer

December 2, 2014, Greg Marchand, Boeing

Talk title: The Boeing ACO: Potential Model for Next Generation Healthcare

November 4, 2014, Rob Coppedge, Cambia Health Solutions

Talk title: Building a new epicenter for healthcare innovation - Cambia's bet on the Pacific Northwest

June 3, 2014, Peter Neupert, Health Evolution Partners

Talk title: IT can make a big difference in health: Why hasn’t it?

May 13, 2014, Larry Kessler, UW Department of Health Services

Talk title: Demonstrating Value in Health Innovation: Lessons from Comparative Effectiveness Research

April 22, 2014, Paul Ramsey, UW Medicine

Talk title: The Transformation of Healthcare: Forces, Directions and Implications

April 1, 2014, Oren Lang-Furr, Ernst & Young

Talk title: Seismic Changes of Healthcare Necessitate New Approaches to Innovation: A National Perspective