Thank you for joining us at HxR 2016!

Leveraging design and technology to transform the health experience | April 5-6, 2016 | Boston, MA

APRIL 2, 2015

Day Two

8:00 - 9:15: MAIN EVENT 

Amy Cueva from Mad*Pow launches Day Two of HxRefactored.

Geoff Williams -  University of Rochester, Center for Community Health 

Dustin DiTomasso - Mad*Pow

HxRefactored is excited to announce the first annual Design for Health Award! This award showcases the product that provides an amazing user experience for a patient, provider, researcher, or other stakeholder. Enter the competition here


Man, mind, machine: Behavior Change in the digital age 

Every day, people struggle to manage illness, chronic conditions and incorporate preventative health activities into their busy lifestyles. How can we leverage learning across disciplines — from health care, psychology and behavioral economics to computer, systems and product design — to transform people’s motivations, attitudes, and behaviors? At HxRefactored we will take a deeper look at behavior change to explore how science, theory, and evidence can better inform the way health care products and services are created, designed, and implemented.


Sebastian Deterding - Gamification Research Network
Steve Wendel - HelloWallet
Dan Pardi - Dan's Plan


On your wrist, attached to your phone, stuck directly on your skin, or even implanted, wearables and hardware quickly became the darling of digital health in 2014.  In this track session we’ll look at the front-runners and how form and function meet for increasingly non-invasive technologies in the hands of consumers.


Jessica Floeh - Intel 
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn - THINK-Health

Care delivery Innovation: REINVENTing Access and expectations

Today, more and more clinicians are thinking like entrepreneurs, and more and more hospitals are acting like tech companies. They’re re-inventing not only the technology clinicians use every day, but also the services that go with it in order to transform the way care is delivered to patients.  In fact, the year 2014 yielded more companies claiming to be the ‘Uber for Health’ than ever before.  A poll was started at the at the Health 2.0 HQ to tally how many would declare similarity to this new model.  Eleven, it turns out. Or twelve when you count that Uber itself released an on-demand flu shot service shortly after our poll closed.  This session will cover everything from telemedicine and microvisits, to crowd-sourced innovation, and shifting consumer expectation for on-demand everything, health care included.


Joseph Kvedar - Partners Healthcare


Check back for additional Track Session announcements!

11:45 - 12:45: LUNCH & LEARN

Grab some grub and join leading tech groups for a dive into their API.


ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN: achieving efficiency and investing in growth

Designing better products begins by designing better teams, systems, and workflows. How can we be more human-centric in the way we structure and run organizations? In Organizational Design, we explore ways to foster innovation by building better teams, training and inspiring people, helping them use new tools to work together, identify problems and break down silos that stop progress, and how to sell new ideas and approaches up the ladder to decision makers.


Adam Connor - Mad*Pow
Lisa Welchman - ActiveStandards

Liz Boehm - Vocera
Jared Spool - User Interface Engineering

Medication Adherence: Programming More than a Reminder 

The number of people who skip or avoid taking medication, despite the dangers and the profound effects, is astounding. How can we move beyond the notion that a reminder really ought to be enough, and instead design for the true, intrinsic challenges of medical adherence? In Medication Adherence, we’ll discuss the complex social, economic, political, and technical challenges patients face when taking medication to battle illness and manage chronic conditions, and explore ways that empathetic, human-centric design can inform products and programs to truly improve medical adherence.


Jon Michaeli - MediSafe
TJ Parker - PillPack
Andreas Forsland - SmartStones


With fitness tracking going more mainstream than ever, and engagement at an all-time high, the data collected is bigger than even technologists know what to effectively do with it. Experts in this session show you how to embed stickiness in your product, and will uncover how going from engagement at it’s most basic level, to creating meaningful behavior change is the true power of data platforms and apps. We’ll also unpack how platform engagement is folding into other sectors of life, such as gaming, employer groups, and clinical practice.


Check back in the coming weeks for the full speaker line-up.

DATA insights: Mining, Modeling, and Visualization

Data is useless if it fails to inform, which is precisely what data experts are furiously working on: turning raw informatics into meaningful narratives that begin to shift our standards. From the individual to the population level, data is leading both policy and better decision making in the clinical sphere.


Andrea Ducas - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Joe Pringle - Socrata

Check back for additional Track Session announcements!

2:45 - 3:15: COFFEE BREAK

Re-caffinate with your new HxRefactored friends on the way to the main stage for the final Panel and closing Keynote.

3:15 - 5:00: Main event

PANEL: Innovations in Cancer Care

With our final panel of HxRefactored we’re bringing together a group of experts from diverse disciplines to discuss the future of Cancer care.  Hear from a clinician, a patient, pharma, tech, an insurer, and government as they discuss not only the gaps and problems in current cancer care, but more importantly, the opportunities in front of us. 

Julian Treasure - Master of Sound  


Amy, Indu, and Matthew share their most memorable moments from the past two days.