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A proposal to conduct a workshop on using health information technology to address health disparities during SXSW Interactive 2014.

A proposal to conduct a workshop on using health information technology to address health disparities during SXSW Interactive 2014.

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SXSWInteractive/BiT workshop proposal SXSWInteractive/BiT workshop proposal Presentation Transcript

  • Minorities & Health Tech A How-to Workshop at SXSW Interactive Attend …because his future is in our hands! Photo by PBoGS http://www.flickr.com/photos/56981926@N00
  • Even across short distances, there is a disconnect
  • between application developers in Silicon Valley Photo by © Gerald French/CORBIS
  • and Oakland. Communities of color are in need.
  • Health Disparities in stroke & heart disease cause approximately 2X as many deaths before age 75. Data Source: CDC Health Disparities and Inequities Report-United States, 2011Data Source: CDC Health Disparities and Inequities Report-United States, 2011
  • Complications from chronic conditions drive up health system costs. Photo by Benjamin Miller
  • Yet, diverse communities are social and curious about health online. Sources (clockwise from top left): Pew Research Internet & American Life Project. Smartphone Adoption & Usage, 2011 report, Health Online 2013 report and Demographics of Social Media Users, 2012. Use the Internet to Self-diagnose Where are social media users spending their time online? Using Smart phones to Access the Internet
  • This is a call to action for coders with star talent.
  • Your community & even your government want you!
  • Build collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders. Design through an inclusive process.
  • ID stakeholders in the health innovation space and funding options.
  • Find open data & harness it for the public good.
  • You can make a great impact here!