Emerging technology offers limitless possibilities for improving our heath and enriching our personal and professional lives.
One of the most important benefits of innovation and emerging technology is in the area of digital health.
Digital health is the application of digital technologies to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicine more personalized and precise. The broad scope of digital health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine.
Since most serious, chronic health challenges disproportionately affect minority and low-income populations, it is crucial that Latinxs are able to use telehealth as long-distance virtual health care and have access to patient and professional health-related educational resources. Equally important is the evolution of technology that provides for digital diagnosis and rapid testing to improve health outcomes and greatly benefit disadvantaged groups.
ALLvanza not only advocates for policies that support the continued evolution of emerging technology for the betterment of our society, but also educates our constituents in two key ways. First, ALLvanza equips our constituents to take advantage of emerging technology, including digital health resources. Second, ALLvanza educates our community about the opportunities that developments in emerging technology present for empowering the next generation. For example, even without being a healthcare professional, a young person pursuing a career in software development has a chance to play a role in helping people through telehealth.
Due to the lack of understanding, exposure and role models, Latinxs and members of underserved communities are rarely encouraged to pursue the many opportunities offered by industries focused on innovation and new technology. ALLvanza partners with experts in emerging technology fields to help prepare students and young professionals to take full advantage of opportunities in digital health.
Additionally, ALLvanza analyzes the impact of new developments in technology in digital health, particularly in telehealth, and supports regulatory policies to help guarantee that the evolution of emerging technology benefits everyone, including Latinxs and underserved communities.