HEALTH 2.0 12TH ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE | SANTA CLARA, CA | SEPT. 16-18, 2018
Health 2.0 Tackles The ‘Unacceptables’ of Healthcare
Sep. 7, 2018
With so much happening in the world of healthcare, technology and beyond, there’s surely a lot of ground to cover when we converse about what’s next in health tech. We hear endless chatter about the untapped potential of things like interoperability, artificial intelligence and their power to improve healthcare. It’s a vision we’re focused on, but in most settings, not quite yet a reality within workflows.
What we’re not talking enough about are the unpleasant realities weaved into the fabric of our lives and workflows like stress, substance abuse, suicide – the list goes on. And then, there’s the secondhand impact these issues inflict upon family members, friends, colleagues, etc. These things aren’t just part of the job, or part of life – they’re inflicting serious damage to health. Care providers would agree that staying silent and ignoring a condition rarely leads to positive outcomes – so why aren’t we talking about these issues?
A follow up to a retired Health 2.0 session called The Unmentionables, Health 2.0’s panel session The Unacceptables breaks the ice on tough topics impacting the health of millions. “The Unacceptables is focused on the disparities in health and healthcare that we really shouldn’t tolerate,” said Indu Subaiya, executive vice president at HIMSS and co-founder and chief executive officer of Health 2.0.