A guide to inclusive practices in digital health

This article is meant for those who want to influence more equitable outcomes, specifically in the field of digital health, through the implementation of inclusive research practices.

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This work is part of the IBM Watson Health Design Justice Initiative, a grassroots effort that seeks to address racial health disparities through Watson Health’s digital health products, led alongside colleagues Andrea Barbarin, Cherese Cooper, Debi Ndindjock, and Morgan Foreman.

Contributors to the current scope of work include: Frances DiMare Dailey, Adria Spivack, Morgan Foreman, and Laura Chen.

Note: Diversity in the context of this initiative was initially scoped to target underrepresented racial/ethnic…

Transforming People, Process, and Product within IBM

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Globalization and the Future of Technology

Enter the age of globalization, where technologies are rapidly delivered and experienced across the world’s economies, cultures, and populations. Unfortunately, many companies fail to examine the unique considerations of a globalized world, racial equity being one major component.

“Racial equity is about applying justice and a little bit of common sense to a system that’s been out of balance. When a system is out of balance, people of color feel the impacts most acutely, but, to be clear, an imbalanced system makes all of us pay.” — Glenn Harris, President, Race Forward and Publisher, Colorlines

The Equity Manifesto defines racial…

Raven L. Veal, PhD

Strategic Design Lead @ Citi Ventures

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