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SXSW 2020

How Inclusion -Not More Data- is Our Best Medecine

Medical treatments and protocols are largely designed and influenced by large, homogeneous health systems and provider groups. This is not just a political issue, but one with serious health implications for people on the receiving end of those singular decisions: patients. To address these health disparities, we look to inclusive and feminists research as a method of care for designing better health for all. We draw on case studies of patients and clinicians navigating the U.S. opioid epidemic, or children with chronic disease. This session examines how to redesign approaches to health systems and policies based on on-the-ground research, starting with a deep ethnographic understanding of patient’s and clinician’s needs in order to design better care not just to some, but all.

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  1. How can doctor-centered systems can be harmful to minorities and women ?
  2. Why is social sciences, and in particular anthropology, the best available tool to make new voices heard and design from patient's needs ?
  3. What are the inclusive or feminist research and design principles, and how can they be used properly to the benefit of everyone ?



David Marti, Founder, CEO, Unknowns

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Health & MedTech
  • Level: Intermediate
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