INITIATIVES

Healthcare Transformation Initiative at Medical Alley (HTI@MA)

HTI@MA examines critical issues in the health industry and finds actionable suggestions and solutions.

In each HTI@MA project, leaders from key healthcare sectors come together to illuminate the landscape, identify actionable priorities, and empower the transformation of healthcare.

Current project: Diversifying the mental health workforce

As part of Medical Alley’s commitment to health equity, our Health Equity Working Group is exploring barriers that inhibit the diversification of Minnesota’s mental and behavioral health workforce. We identified early on that the mental/behavioral health provider population does not demographically align with the patient population. We seek to empower the healthcare ecosystem to create opportunities for a representative mental and behavioral health provider workforce.

To understand this misalignment, the task force will:

  • Perform interviews with leaders across the healthcare ecosystem
  • Identify key areas of focus to discuss and study
  • Invite experts from Medical Alley partner organizations to participate in roundtables around this topic
  • Compile insights from these conversations into a final report with recommendations

After the report is complete, we will assess the feasibility of how Medical Alley and its partner organizations can contribute to further study and actions.

Our Health Equity Working Group

The Health Equity Working Group was assembled to identify actionable ways to prioritize health equity in health industry workplaces, patient care settings, and throughout the healthcare ecosystem.

Health Equity Working Group Co-Chairs

Jon Pearce

CEO
MementoMorAI

Jaclyn Wainwright

CEO
AiRCare Health

Health Equity Working Group Members

Natasha Chen

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Healthcare
Ecolab

Chris Gant

VP, Worldwide Services Global Healthcare
FedEx

Ed Hedblom

Director, Health Care Compliance & Clinical Affairs Operations
3M

Ping Yeh

CEO
VOCxI Health

Other health equity work

Equity in the Alley

Equity in the Alley is an event series to celebrate the women who are leading health and wellness transformation. Each year we have three events featuring women from a variety of backgrounds who are changing the healthcare landscape.

DE&I in our partner organizations

We recognize our partner organizations for their DE&I initiatives—celebrating their progress.

Mental health workforce diversity

Medical Alley's research found the demographics of the mental health provider population does align with the patient population in Minnesota, creating accessibility barriers for patients of color.

Past project:

Healthcare Transformation Supply Chain Initiative

In 2019, HTI@MA launched a working group of supply chain leaders to focus on streamlining the supply chain in healthcare. A few months later, when the pandemic hit, the supply chain became a major area of interest due to the pandemic’s impact on the industry’s procurement processes. Insights from the working group can be found in IMPACT: Medical Alley and the COVID-19 Pandemic (a report from Medical Alley).

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