HealthCamp SFBay – October 5, 2009 – Come Join Us!

Dear The Internet,

I wanted to give you the heads-up on a dynamic event in early October you may want to attend: The Accelerating Health Care Innovation “unconference” at the Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center near the Oakland airport.

Hosted by HealthCamp SFBay, Health 2.0 Accelerator and Kaiser Permanente, the event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday October 5, the day before the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco.

Accelerating Health Care Innovation is an “unconference” where peers in health care and technology introduce topics they want to present and discuss with the goal of advancing innovation of strategic, technical solutions in health care.

Among the participants and speakers are Dr. Kaveh Safavi, Cisco’s Vice President and Global Lead for Healthcare and Dr. Jack Cochran, Executive Director of The Permanente Federation.

Details & Background

HealthCamp SFBay is a gathering of software developers, technologists, doctors, nurses, innovators, designers and health care technology media who come together to talk about health care innovations.

Health 2.0 Accelerator is a consortium of Health 2.0 companies working together to advance consumer-centric health care by driving the integration of technology and the consumer experience.

The Kaiser Permanente Garfield Health Care Innovation Center ( is the only setting of its kind where technologists, architects, nurses, doctors and patients collaborate to spawn innovation, brainstorm and test tools and programs for patient-centered care in mock hospital, clinic and home environments.

For a peek inside the Garfield Center, check out the audio and photographic slideshow CNET recently posted about it:

Because the Accelerating Health Care Innovation event will sell-out due to limited tickets, early registration is recommended:

Free shuttles from BART are provided with details on the registration site.

Sidney R.Garfield Health Care Innovation Center
590 Whitney Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

I’ll see you there!

Best regards,



Ted Eytan, MD