A HIMSS Event | SANTA CLARA, CA | SEPT. 16-18, 2019

San Francisco, CA
September 16-18, 2019 | Santa Clara, CA

Unacceptables: Tackling Homelessness, Maternal Mortality and Human Trafficking

By Heather Munro, freelance writer focusing on emerging technology.

With the digital health market expected to reach $536 billion by 2025, there’s no question that health tech is a popular playground for entrepreneurs and startups.

And while there are plenty of solutions focused on using interoperability, machine learning and the cloud to improve healthcare, true disruption happens through addressing the impact complex issues like stress, substance abuse and suicide have on people’s health, the healthcare industry and our society.

The Unacceptables, one of the most popular sessions at the Health 2.0 Annual Conference, shines a light on the gaps in care these issues create—and what can be done to affect change. Because these tough topics often have a stigma attached to them, the session is also a place to have a dialogue and raise awareness of how everyone’s health can be impacted.

“The Unacceptables is focused on the disparities in health and healthcare that we really shouldn’t tolerate,” says Indu Subaiya, co-founder of Health 2.0 and Senior Advisor for HIMSS.

At last year’s conference, the session covered the opioid crisis, eating disorders, and physician suicide and burnout. This year, The Unacceptables will be moderated by Indu Subaiya and will feature:


We’ll shed light on the health advocates and social support some areas are striving to provide to their homeless populations, and address related factors like affordable housing.  

Maternal Mortality

The U.S. is lagging behind the rest of the developed world—why?

Human Trafficking

87.8% of survivors had contact with a healthcare provider while they were being trafficked.

Stay tuned for more details about the speakers who will be joining us to share insights on these topical issues. To get a taste of what The Unacceptables is all about, watch a video of last year’s compelling session that delved into why the physician suicide rate is highest among all professions.


Health 2.0 Unacceptables

We'll take a look at the roadblocks that exist within health care that we cannot, and should not, tolerate and that can be changed with some effort and ingenuity. We’ve covered topics like the opioid crisis, physician burnout and suicide, eating disorders, and this year we’re dialing in on human trafficking, homelessness, end of life care, and healthcare spending.

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