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February 28th, 2020|Categories: DHIT, DHIT Blog|

A Journey of Discovery, Transformation, and Newfound Opportunities in North Carolina by Keith Duprey My family made a very intentional move to North Carolina a few years [...]

2nd Annual Digital Health Summit Brings Global Talent and Technology to Impact Local Communities

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Community Partnerships, Conferences/ Summits, DHIT, DHIT Summit Blog Post, Health Care Innovation|Tags: |

Chapel Hill, NC | November 22, 2019 More than 175 healthcare transformers, game-changers, and status-quo challengers convened in Durham last week to [...]

S2E8 COVID Unites Us All: Big Data & Determinants of Health

Last Friday’s installment of the COVID Unites Us All series shifted from the recent focus on remote monitoring and biometrics to big data and the determinants of health. With insights from three distinguished guests, DHIT and the ASSIST Center explored the connections between remote monitoring, data usage, and social determinants of health in the current moment and beyond. The first panelist was Dr. Eric Eskioglu, Chief Medical Officer at Novant Health, who shared his experiences within this major health system. Brian Carter, Senior Vice President at Validic, discussed his company’s data processing platform and use cases for COVID-19. Finally, Dr. Gul Ege, Senior Director of Research and Development at the SAS Institute, emphasized the importance of parsing and refining data to optimize usage.

How do academic institutions create the healthcare workforce of the future, equipped with the technologies and tools that digital health has to offer? In this episode, listen to Todd Telemeco talk about some of the unmet healthcare needs in rural North Carolina, how the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is establishing a regional healthcare workforce to address them, and how digital health will transform educational programs.

Michael Levy, President and Co-founder of DHIT, shares time with Dr. Michael Ruhlen, VP of the Division of Medical Education at Atrium Health & Director of the Charlotte Area Health Education Center. Through his vast experience in immersive technology, Mike sees a future where virtual and augmented reality will be game changers — even in the treatment of obesity.

Michael Levy, President and Co-founder of Digital Health Institute for Transformation (DHIT), talks one-on-one with Anika Gardenhire to unearth what drives her and the appeal of her personal motto, “the ripple effect.” We’ll discover how Anika’s career path evolved from a registered nurse into her current role as Assistant Vice President for Digital Transformation at Intermountain Healthcare. Anika reveals her vision for the future of healthcare, and we’ll see that it is based on understanding the profound power of a caring nurse reaching out and simply holding a patient’s hand.

On the surface, Yonnie Butler had it all: an impressive resume of positions in leadership and accomplishments from some of the most elite universities in the country. He saw a future with similar opportunities just waiting at his doorstep. But Yonnie took a surprisingly different route and headed to his rural hometown instead. Michael Levy, President and Co-founder of Digital Health Institute for Transformation (DHIT), sits down with Yonnie Butler, Executive Director for Alamance Community College’s Biotechnology Center of Excellence to discover the “why” behind his shifting path and uncovers some surprising – and truly impressive – achievements and initiatives that just might change the future of higher education in healthcare.

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