Are You Making Health Tech or Wealth Tech?
Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
For technology to revolutionize America's health, it must become ubiquitous. This will only happen if tech solutions work for the most vulnerable patients and communities. We’ve seen an explosion of health apps that aim to empower consumers, but these apps are often luxury items that serve the healthy, tech enabled. We will discuss what is known about how diverse patients use health technology today and their perspectives about using technology to help manage their health and share an entrepreneur’s perspective on how to best work with safety-net health care settings to explore building health tech tools that work for those who need them most.
Pres & CEO
Blue Shield of California Foundation
Assoc Prof in Residence
University of California San Francisco
Urmimala Sarkar MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a primary care physician at San Francisco General Hospital’s Richard H. Fine Peop...Show the rest
Urmimala Sarkar MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a primary care physician at San Francisco General Hospital’s Richard H. Fine People's Clinic. She is passionate about using technology to improve the health of low-income and vulnerable populations.
Dr. Sarkar’s research focuses on (1) patient safety in outpatient settings, including adverse drug events, missed and delayed diagnosis, and failures of treatment monitoring, (2) health information technology and social media to improve the safety and quality of outpatient care, and (3) implementation of evidence-based innovations in real-world, safety-net care settings.
Dr. Sarkar is committed to enhancing health information technology approaches to improve primary care and ameliorate disparities in vulnerable populations, through the health-literacy-sensitive, patient-centered approaches such as co-development and usability testing, in partnership with technology development experts. Her current work applies design thinking and interdisciplinary, iterative approaches to characterize and address safety gaps in outpatient settings.Hide the rest
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