Digital Health and Other Cutting-Edge Technology

There are virtually limitless possibilities for advancing our health, professional and personal lives in the realm of emerging technology.

One of the most important benefits of innovation and emerging technology is digital health.

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.

Digital health is the convergence of digital technologies with fast-paced innovation, healthcare, and our society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicine more personalized and precise.

Since most serious, chronic health challenges our nation faces disproportionately affect minority and low-income populations, it is crucial that Latinxs are able to use telehealth as long-distance virtual health care as well as patient and professional health-related educational resources. Equally as important is the evolution of technology that provides for digital diagnosis, and rapid testing to improve health outcomes that can also 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 informs our constituents about the existence of, and how to access and take advantage of, the many benefits offered by emerging technology, not the least of which being digital health resources. Secondly, ALLvanza educates our constituents to help them understand the many great opportunities that developments in emerging technology present with the hope of empowering the next generation of young people to take full advantage of these opportunities. For example, even without being a healthcare professional, a young person could pursue a career in software development that could directly contribute to the rewarding mission of helping people through telehealth.

Due to the lack of understanding, exposure and role models, oftentimes Latinxs and underserved communities do not understand or pursue the many opportunities offered by industries that heavily leverage innovation and new technology. ALLvanza partners with experts in emerging technology fields to understand new innovations and associated opportunities in fields such as digital health, namely how to pursue careers in these fields through education, certifications and networking.

Additionally, ALLvanza analyzes the impact that new developments in technology in digital health, particularly in telehealth, have and what regulatory policies should be put in place now and in the future, to ensure the evolution of emerging technology benefits society and specifically Latinxs and underserved communities.