Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 12:00 AM ET
New Insights on Alleviating Health Disparities
Technology and data are behind every aspect of healthcare, from remote patient monitoring and chatbot-supported triage to clinical decision support and patient-facing digital health apps.
But the truth is, most health technology is not developed or distributed with health equity in mind, and is often negatively biased, inaccessible or lacking features or cultural context important for engaging underserved populations. Now, a new healthcare industry survey by the Techquity for Health Coalition shows that even when healthcare organizations are designing technology for health equity– or aiming for techquity–they’re not confident of their process, impact or the relevance of their metrics.
But, the findings also point to areas of consensus on steps the industry can take to alleviate health disparities and address systemic inequities.
Join John Cordier, CEO of Epistemix and an Advisor to the Techquity for Health Coalition, and Jody Tropeano, HLTH’s Director of Content, for a brief conversation on the survey’s key findings, its implications, and how the Techquity for Health Coalition will help the industry do better for marginalized patients.
The Techquity for Health survey was funded through the gracious support of The American Medical Association, Amazon Web Services, EmpiRx Health, Epistemix, Hopelab, NTT DATA, Outcomes4Me, ResMed, Tegria, UST, and VSP Global Innovation Center.
Read the survey report here.
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Techquity for Health Coalition Advisors
Leon Caldwell, PhD, American Hospital Association
Rowland Illing, DM, MRCS, MA, Amazon Web Services
Ricky Y. Choi, MD, MPH, Stanford University School of Medicine
John Cordier, MPH, MBA, Epistemix
Grace Cordovano, PhD, BCPA, Enlightening Results, LLC
Theresa Demeter, MHA, Tegria
Jaime Dictenberg, EmpiRx
Lisa Esch, NTT DATA
Will Flanagan, MBA, VSP Global Innovation Center
Raj Gorla, MBA, UST Contineo Health & UST Healthcare
Amy Green, PhD, HopeLab
Burgess Harrison, MBA, National Minority Health Association
Tanisha D. Hill, PhD, MPH, Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance
Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, American Medical Association
Pooja Mittal, MD, Health Net
Dustin Nowaskie, MD, OutCare Health
Lorren Pettit, MS, MBA, CHIME
Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, Stanford University School of Medicine; Center for Professionalism and Value in Healthcare; HLTH Foundation
Maya Said, PhD, Outcomes4Me
Carlos Nunez, MD, ResMed
Andrea Werner, MSW, Bellin Health and Gundersen Health System
Charlotte Yeh, MD, AARP Services
Janna Guinen, HLTH Foundation (convener)
John Cordier, MPH, MBACEO, Epistemix