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Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Technology Council Launch “High Tech + High Touch Health Care” Series

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is partnering with the Pittsburgh Technology Council to produce a new webinar series and companion podcast, "High Tech + High Touch Health Care." The webinar sessions highlight national and local leaders who explore the frontiers of health innovation, and the companion podcast will home in on topics related to JHF's work with featured JHF staff and Board members. The program builds on JHF's work to highlight how technology can enable high touch care through the Liftoff PGH Regional Agenda's six key objectives for health innovation. 

The webinar series includes special episodes of the Pittsburgh Tech Council's daily Business As Usual (12:00-12:30PM EST) show, pairing national experts with Pittsburgh innovators to explore how our region can continue to grow as a hub for health innovation and health tech entrepreneurship. These co-hosted webinars will follow the Pittsburgh Tech Council's existing Business as Usual session format with live interactive discussion, featuring Pittsburgh Technology Council President & CEO Audrey Russo in conversation with maternity and primary care experts.

The first webinar series episodes launched in May. New Perspectives on "Successful Maternity" on May 10 presented a conversation with Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH, who oversees population health for UPMC Health Plan and its 3.5 million members. Dr. Beckjord is an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy where she teaches Population Health Management. The Revolutionizing Patient Care episode on May 18 featured Nicole Lambert, MS, President of Myriad Genetic Laboratories to discuss how Myriad is revolutionizing patient care through the discovery, development and marketing of transformative molecular diagnostic tests that address pressing clinical needs across multiple medical specialties. The third episode on May 26 welcomed Prith Banerjee, Chief Technology Officer at ANSYS and Charles Fisher, Founder and CEO of Unlearn.AI to discuss how digital twins, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are making clinical trials faster, more accurate and more cost-efficient. Upcoming sessions will focus on automated patient safety, innovation in aging, and many other topics.

"We are excited to partner with JHF on this new series as a way to highlight the future of health care to the business community of Pittsburgh," said Russo. "With a few episodes completed, I am looking forward to more, particularly for the new podcast and the conversations it will create."

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