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Episode 147: Education, Empowerment and Engagement: How Digital Tools are Improving the Patient Experience. Amanda Bury, Infermedica

June 9, 2023

The concept of intersectionality describes the ways in which systems of inequality based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, class and other forms of discrimination “intersect” to create unique dynamics and effects.

Regarding health care, collecting data on intersectional social factors like race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation can help identify disparities experienced by specific populations in order to develop initiatives that target community’s needs thus yielding (hopefully) positive health outcomes.

Matthew speaks with 4medica President Gregg Church on how incorporating intersectionality and Social determinants of health (SDOH), health care systems can improve the quality of data used to address health equity.

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