Benjamin (Ben) Nguyen is the Director of Sidebench Health, a digital product design and development company focuses on building innovative technology in the healthcare and social impact space. His team builds products that touch many facets of society - from the bilingual Medicaid population of Riverside and San Bernardino County, the underserved youth of the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services, and parents at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Ben has worked closely with the American Heart Association’s Health Technology collaborative group in order to bring AHA educational content to underserved populations. He has also worked closely with high profile entrepreneurs, like the Co-Founder of Cross-Fit to build new and exciting health and wellness products. His work extends outside of technology as well, to the healthcare technology and design community - Ben’s team worked in conjunction with the WITH Foundation to create a workshop dedicated to teaching product designers how to use inclusive design to better serve communities of persons with disabilities.
He is a member of the Xcertia Group, a collaborative between the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, and HIMSS, where his team is currently defining operability and usability guidelines for mobile health products. Ben is a guest lecturer at the USC Marshall School of Business, been a guest speaker for the USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, a speaker at the Health 2.0 Conference, and has been a mentor to startups at the Texas Medical Center Accelerator, as well as the Los Angeles Office of the Quake Capital Accelerator. As a thought leader, he also routinely contributes to the conversation around healthcare, technology, and patient experience design and is a contributor to Forbes as a member of its Technology Council.
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