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Let's Talk Health: Q&A with Stephanie Bousheri

  • 10 April 2019
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Let's Talk Health: Q&A with Stephanie Bousheri
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Stephanie Bousheri leads Health Strategy at Coursera. She wants to answer your questions about the health industry, the incredible investment we're seeing in the health tech space and other things health related you might be curious about.

Between April 9 and 23, reply to this post with your questions for Stephanie.

About the Q&A Host
Stephanie Bousheri started her career as a nurse before advancing her education through her studies at UC Davis and UCSF. She joined Coursera last year after transitioning off the founding team of her last company. Stephanie’s an accomplished health technology leader and clinician executive with global experience in product strategy, commercialization, and business development. Throughout her career she has focused on ways to use tech and the idea of scale to help others — she founded her first non-profit to provide healthcare to the underserved, took the first therapeutic HIV vaccine to Africa, and has spent the last 8 years working with industry and start-ups to bring novel solutions to market and drive company growth. In her free time she gives back by sitting on three Boards, and advising early stage companies.

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hi how can we promote holistic healthcare approach of people towards their health and make them to take it more seriously . as in this world more and more people are falling prey to the diabetes and many other diseases so what should be our approach.
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hi how can we promote holistic healthcare approach of people towards their health and make them to take it more seriously . as in this world more and more people are falling prey to the diabetes and many other diseases so what should be our approach.
-thanks


I´ll post another doubt, but with this same subject:

I know a lot of apps to help in sports tracking. mindfulness, health, slow food for people.
My point here is how the companies can help the world, generating a better worklife balance and improving a Well Being at work in a huge scale action WITH technology and HR programs.
I work at SAP sw company and a Well Being at Work solution was built to help with people analytics, researches (with Qualtrics like YALE) and HR programs proposed.
This is a way to improve Well Being or a personal focus should be more effective?
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That’s a really great question and comment @swaraj, and @MarceloGato. You’re right in that the number of people with diabetes and other chronic diseases are on the rise. The WHO estimates that chronic diseases kill 41M people each year. In the US alone, the CDC estimates that 6 in 10 adults have one chronic disease, and 4 in 10 adults have two or more. Many of the risk factors-- tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets-- can be positively impacted by the lifestyle choices we make, thus potentially reducing the risk of dying from a chronic disease.

There are a variety of treatment techniques practitioners can offer to help patients take responsibility for their own well-being and achieve optimal health. Additionally, from my perspective, technology is a tool that we can leverage in many innovative ways to achieve better health outcomes for people around the world.

I’m excited to learn more from you about SAPs, “Well Being at Work,” solution, @MarceloGato. Given the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, what would you highlight that can be modeled and shared with others to drive workplace wellness?

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