The fleet just doubled to reach more clinicians with healthcare technology education
Is it a semi-truck, a moving billboard, or a classroom on wheels? The Medtronic Mobile Lab trucks are all three, and one or more may be coming to a city near you.
The trucks are built to simulate an operating room — and we just doubled our fleet to reach more clinicians with healthcare technology education.
With the expansion of Mobile Labs’ fleet from three to six trucks, we will go from training 2,000 healthcare providers (HCPs) a year on how to use our technologies to more than 5,000 in 38 states across the United States.
A podcast with Karen Shehade and Dr. John de Csepel of the Medtronic Health Equity Advisory Committee
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This episode of MedtronicTalks explores the company’s efforts to flag the multiple sources of healthcare inequity wrought by racial, geographic or economic differences in the U.S. Among the topics discussed, Karen Shehade of Medtronic Americas Region Medical Affairs organization explains how Medtronic leadership is seeking a sustainable and scalable way to make a difference in how people receive correct care more easily. Dr. John de Csepel, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Americas Region, discusses possible solutions.
Jane Muthoni has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 6 years old, but she didn’t know how to manage it until her second pregnancy. It’s one reason she made it her life’s work to educate others living with the disease.
As the Patient Engagement Lead for Medtronic LABSi in Kenya, she runs support groups in rural communities. She also trains a critical group of people — community health workers (CHWs), nearly all of whom are women.
Amazon Web Services will support the effort to provide Medtronic GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy modules to facilities that primarily serve communities with low screening rates or where access to this technology is not currently available
A global leader in healthcare technology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) today announced they are working to provide colorectal cancer screening technologies in low income and underserved communities across the United States through the Medtronic Health Equity Assistance Program for colon cancer screening, with support from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
A personal health crisis — and the search for a culturally competent provider — spurred Kimberly Wilson to launch a platform to help others.
In 2017, Kimberly Wilson spent six months in and out of a New York City hospital with debilitating pain from uterine fibroids. During that time, she met with four different providers (all White men), whose recommendations were either taking Advil or having a hysterectomy. As her frustration, and pain, increased, she became adamant about finding a doctor who understood what she was experiencing.
“Once I found a Black woman provider, the experience was a complete 180,” said Wilson.
From Kenya to New Jersey, when it comes to healthcare, local is global
Mary has long struggled with high blood pressure, but the 52-year-old has found support since Medtronic LABS began programming in her community in Kenya.
An independent non-profit organization funded by Medtronic, Medtronic LABS is dedicated to creating technology-powered healthcare solutions to accelerate patient access for disadvantaged communities around the world.
Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
We are committed to improving access to vital treatments that deliver better clinical, economic, and societal outcomes. By expanding our range of products and services, as well as access to them, we maintain and enhance our financial, intellectual, and social capital.
As we engineer extraordinary medical discoveries, we also develop new ways to expand their reach. These innovations transform standards of quality care, drive economic value, and dismantle structural and social barriers to health equity.