A HIMSS Event | SANTA CLARA, CA | SEPT. 16-18, 2019
By Heather Munro, freelance writer focusing on emerging technology.
Never before in human history has the world been more connected. Thanks to the Internet and social media, rallying like-minded people to a cause takes mere moments. The MeToo movement, which works to end sexual assault and supports its survivors, is just one of many examples of how this tech-powered connection is fueling social change.
Naturally, the healthcare industry is at the intersection of the changes these social movements are hoping to affect—mental health, cancer, data privacy and patient advocacy. At the same time, healthtech startups are developing solutions designed specifically to affect social change. Non-profit Callisto creates technology to detect repeat perpetrators of professional sexual coercion and sexual assault. And Ginger wants to reinvent how the world gets mental health support by providing stigma-free access to high-quality coaches, clinicians and content.
All of this was the inspiration for a session at the 2019 Health 2.0 Annual Conference: Social Movements in Healthcare Amplified by Technology. The session will explore how technology is helping social movements disrupt the status quo, covering how technology can spotlight concerns, bring people together and alleviate the pain points on many of today’s biggest social issues.
Register today and hear from the leaders who are using tech to innovate mental health, data sharing, and even the MeToo movement during this powerful session.
In this session, we'll look at the ways social disruption is playing out through technology as consumers, businesses and advocates emphasize major social issues.