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Newsday – Leveraging Tech to Care for Patients, Staff, and Under Reached Populations

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Newsday – Leveraging Tech to Care for Patients, Staff, and Under Reached Populations

April 12, 2021

Newsday – Leveraging Tech to Care for Patients, Staff, and Under Reached Populations

April 12, 2021: The US has the best healthcare in the world in terms of doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical and medical device companies but certainly not the best outcomes. 30 million Americans do not have any insurance. Anne Weiler joins Bill to discuss US medical costs, Haven, remote work, work-life balance, cybersecurity, equities and the JP Morgan Chase Annual Report. Banks are facing competitive threats from Fintech, startups and other digital companies.­­­ Will the same thing happen in healthcare? Will providers trying to hire doctors not be able to get them because they've all gone to alternative companies with a better quality of life? What about the amount of time and money the healthcare industry spends on the EHR? No other industry does that. How can we shift the focus to the patient, the community and efficiency? Is remote working making us more healthy or less healthy? Are we paying enough attention to women's health? Is Femtech the next big thing? Can we build the financial models to support the large and diverse population that is female startups? 

Key Points:

  • I got into healthcare because I saw inefficiencies and things that could be so much better for patients [00:05:30] 
  • Think of the infrastructure to build a hospital and all the tech that goes into it. All of those devices that are connected can potentially be security risks. [00:06:17]
  • 30 million Americans do not have any insurance [00:13:35] 
  • Obesity, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes and other conditions are rampant; and costs are far too high with little transparency into their calculation [00:13:38] 
  • What are the weaknesses of the virtual world? [00:26:30] 
  • Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men” Book by Caroline Criado-Perez [00:32:50] 

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