12/2/19

The Rock Weekly

How you can support gender diversity in healthcare

While women's representation in the leadership ranks of US Fortune 500 healthcare companies and hospitals has slowly increased, digital health startups and venture capital firms have made little progress. In fact, it’ll take nearly 100 years to reach gender parity among healthcare VC partners—and that's if 50% of new hires are women starting today.

This year, our survey of individuals working at startups and VCs revealed that the most common initiatives to promote gender equity may not be the most effective. The good news? It’s clear the industry is ready for change—and committed to making it happen. For more takeaways and tactical solutions to create equitable, diverse workplaces, read our 2019 report on the state of gender equity in healthcare.

Headlines

How Difficult Is A $1B Health Tech Fraud?
Details of Outcome Health’s federal indictment revealed STAT | (Tweet)

Amazon Alexa Launches Medication Management Skill
It's a peek into the future of Amazon's health strategy TechCrunch | (Tweet)

AFib Diagnosis With A Camera From A Distance—Proceed Responsibly
In response to a new study, one cardiologist’s ethical caution JAMA Cardiology | (Tweet)

Bridging The Gap Between Clinical And Product Teams
Lessons for digital health startups from Omada's Chief Medical Officer CNBC | (Tweet)

The $11M Medicare Tool That Gives Seniors Incorrect Insurance Info
The recently redesigned digital tool is far from perfect ProPublica | (Tweet)

VA Sees Surge In Veterans’ Use Of Telehealth Services
900K vets used agency’s virtual care in 2019 Healthcare IT News | (Tweet)

Docs Turn To YouTube For Guidance On Surgical Procedures
But should the content be vetted and curated? Some say so CNBC | (Tweet)

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