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Mobile and home-based technologies could help stretch limited funds and create sustainable healthcare for all. That’s the assertion of Eric Dishman, director of health innovation at Intel, in this university podcast. Estimating that there is a $500 billion opportunity for health IT in developing markets, particularly via non-governmental organizations, he argues that using technology strategically could help developing countries avoid the inefficient, high-cost, error-prone infrastructure of the United States. Dishman spoke at the USRio+2.0 Conference, hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Reverse and frugal innovation approaches have their limits when it comes to health impact for the poor. We need more ways to provide high-quality, affordable products to low-income people.
Funders are devising new approaches that account for the impact that
social issues have on people’s health.
The causes of health inequity are diverse and entwined; the solutions will be as well.
Community-based organizations, philanthropic institutions, and federal agencies—all are needed to support and sustain revitalization efforts.
By catalyzing the power of people to make change, community organizers equip
people at every level to overcome the myriad barriers to health.