Our July Health TechNet was an in-person event held at Nelson Mullins’ offices in Washington, D.C.
At this meeting, we had a dialogue on two inter-related topics: 1) the continued buzz about Artificial Intelligence (AI), and 2) the power of mentoring younger people seeking to find their way in the ever-changing healthcare field. A couple of months ago, we held an informational session on AI, and since then, this has continued to be a highly dominant topic with many nuances and applications. It seems to be a set of issues whose ramifications we will continue to discuss, and we had a free-flowing dialogue on it again this month with our members sharing their impressions on where it may lead. AI is also a topic of great interest to the two new Winston Fellows, who attended the meeting and discussed their mentoring experiences in DC as they make the rounds interviewing senior players in the federal government and the private sector. As many of you know, the Winston Fellowship (see About Us - Winston Health Fellowship (winstonfellowship.org)) selects and sponsors two students each year from graduate programs of health administration and places them for a year on Capitol Hill or the Executive Branch to expose them to the process of health policy formation. This year’s fellows are Katarina Morgan from Harvard and Ari Panzer from Duke. Their resumes are attached. They, and other members of our group, discussed their mentoring experiences especially around new trends they are grappling with. We also focused on how Health TechNet can be a mentoring resource to younger members of the healthcare technology field.