In this episode of Leading with Health, I talk about a better way to implement healthcare technology: leading with what we value. The article mentioned in the episode is The Amish use tech differently than you think. We should emulate them.

Highlights include:

2:20 – “When a church member asks to use a new technology, the families discuss the idea and vote to accept or reject. The conversation centers on how a device will strengthen or weaken relationships within the community and within families.” – Source: The Amish use tech differently than you think. We should emulate them.

6:14 – JM: “We rush to try it out, instead of thinking, where are we going with it?”

7:10 – JM: “Is ‘fend for yourself’ really the attitude we want from our healthcare system?”

9:32 – JM: “We need to think how a new technology is going to support our values, and not just generate data.”

10:50 – JM: “Instead of there being a conversation where we hear the nuances of why something new is valuable and we hear the nuances of what might be at risk, we just take sides and divide. We polarize instantly.”

13:55 – JM: “Think first about who you are and what’s important to you, and how you want to be connected to people.”

Leading with Health is the podcast where women dive into societal change through the lens of healthcare. Host Jennifer Michelle has a Master’s in Public Health and Epidemiology and is a certified EMT. As President of Michelle Marketing Strategies, Jennifer specializes in healthcare marketing. Jennifer is available to speak at conferences and also provides free marketing consultations. Contact her here.

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