"To me, innovation is just being the opposite of crazy. Like, let's do something different that's going to actually make a difference. That's grounded in data, grounded in the lived experiences of our patients, and there is an intentionality... To be focused on closing the gap and facing the fact that we're not doing this right."
– Sheila Phicil, Director of Innovation, Health Equity Accelerator, Boston Medical Center
This week's VentureFuel Visionary is Sheila Phicil, Director of Innovation at Boston Medical Center's Health Equity Accelerator. The Health Equity Accelerator is a program that aims to bridge the race-based health equity gap prevalent in the U.S. healthcare industry. At the core of this initiative is the identification of gaps through data analysis. Data-driven insights will help them understand the challenges faced by different communities, particularly those that have historically been underserved.
Sheila shares how the program is all about harnessing innovation to serve vulnerable and marginalized populations. She believes in the power of collaboration and empathy. By co-designing solutions with patients and partners, the Health Equity Accelerator ensures that the voices and needs of those affected are heard and incorporated into the process.
Catch our conversation as we delve into how the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry demand fresh thinking and new approaches. Join us in supporting the Health Equity Accelerator at Boston Medical Center as they pave the way for a more equitable future.
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