The goal of health equity is to make sure everyone gets the high-quality care they deserve, according to their specific needs. At Accenture, we believe that humanizing healthcare for all members of the community involves taking a health equity lens to every aspect of healthcare delivery.
In this video, Dr. Ankoor Shah, Accenture’s Health Equity Lead, talks with Dan Miller, CEO of Spora Health, a telemedicine provider focused on health equity. Together, they explore what health equity means and how data-driven, artificial intelligence-powered tools can help health organizations make more culture-centered decisions and increase equitable outcomes for patients.
New research from Accenture and HIMSS Market Insights reveals that 93% of U.S. healthcare executives believe that health equity initiatives are important and 89% agree that such initiatives are part of their core business strategy.
Unlocking health equity’s human and economic value
We recognize that health equity challenges disproportionately affect people of color, immigrants, people of lower socioeconomic status, and LGBTIQ+ groups.
Health inequities based on race and ethnicity are associated with $93 billion in excess annual healthcare costs and cost the economy $42 billion in lost productivity every year.
Accenture has analyzed U.S. healthcare ecosystem participants’ role in health inequities to identify five critical interconnected areas where patients are left behind. We have also envisioned the necessary actions to come closer to achieving health equity. Companies have the opportunity to create and subsequently lead in a new performance frontier of health equity. A reinvention mindset with a health equity lens across the enterprise will make Life Sciences organizations, Health, and Public Health institutions stand apart.
Join us in making a case for humanizing healthcare, as it provides societal, monetary, and moral value to patients and the entire healthcare ecosystem. Progressing health equity through continued learning and change will unlock more human and economic outcomes.
The HIMSS Global Health Equity Network is expanding HIMSS’ inclusion efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to health and wellness. The network puts a greater focus on underrepresented groups in health information and technology, drives a more diverse and innovative workforce, and ensures the design of systems and solutions support people from all backgrounds.
Through the African American, Latinx, and Women in Health IT communities, the Network focuses on moving outside of the hospital setting and into the community in order to have the total picture of a person’s health and to address barriers of access to health and wellness.
How Healthcare Leaders Incorporate Environmental, Social, and Governance Priorities into Practice
Moderator: Ankoor Shah, Principal Director, Health Equity Lead, Accenture
Joe McCannon, Senior Advisor on Climate Health and Equity, Office of the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Seema Wadhwa, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Kaiser Permanente
Olesya Struk, Group Sustainability Senior Director (Global), Philips
A company’s efforts to support their customers, build healthier communities, and achieve health equity starts with action from top executive leadership. Building a culture of responsibility and creating an inclusive corporate identity requires intentional, conscientious decision-making.
Listen to the replay to hear executive leaders from respected healthcare corporations share their perspectives and experiences with implementing their own sustainable environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and the outcomes of these efforts.
Managing a serious health condition presents many obstacles. Aside from the condition itself, insurance, doctors, and social needs like food and housing security can all pose additional difficulties. How can health organizations use technology to improve care for all individuals and communities?
In this podcast, Ankoor Shah, MD, MBA, MPH from Accenture talks to community member Nicole Gyimah and Kelly Binder the Chief Solutions Officer at Unite Us . They discuss the realities of the patient journey and how organizations can bridge the gap to deliver more equitable healthcare that’s improves the experience and outcomes for the patient.