S2E5 Efficacy of Social Wellness
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Boston is a global healthcare innovation hub, but inequality of access to care is a persistent challenge. As we emerge from the pandemic, what are our leaders doing to address these issues and move toward a healthier business and care ecosystem?  

In this episode, we’ll hear stories from the front lines about disparity in access, the impact of COVID on the systems that support global health, and the technology that’s moving us forward.  

Highlights from this episode: 

  • CVS Health’s Chief Digital Officer, Firdaus Bhathena, introduces the current inflection point for the healthcare industry 
  • Mark Butler, President of Cigna New England, discusses the tremendous acceleration to healthcare innovation coming out of the pandemic 
  • Debbie Theobald (Co-founder of Vecna Technologies) tells us what kinds of disruptive technologies to expect, and the challenges that come along with innovating in a monolithic space like healthcare 
  • Joshua Ness (Sr Manager at Verizon 5G Labs) describes the connective and equalizing power of emerging technologies 
  • CIC Heath Founder, Tim Rowe, moves the discussion toward mental and behavioral health and introduces how technology is shaping this space 
  • Carol Vallone, McLean Hospital’s Board Chair, digs deeper into mental health access issues exposed by the pandemic 

So, follow us on our journey this season as we investigate Boston’s challenges as a microcosm for bigger issues of equity and access. Through topics like access to technology, healthcare innovations, the future of education, and forward-thinking DE&I strategies, we take Boston’s Brand Problem out of the shadows — and onto the Tech Trail. 

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