The importance of culturally competent doctors for patient engagement, experiences, and clinical outcomes
Founder & CEO, Violet
Gaurang is the Founder & CEO of Violet - a platform dedicated to helping the healthcare industry connect underserved communities to culturally competent care, by building a new standard for identifying cultural competencies within providers. Violet's proprietary system for benchmarking cultural competence uses a variety of disparate data about each partner provider (e.g. training history, professional experiences, identities, etc.) to identify and showcase culturally competent providers. Prior to building Violet, Gaurang spent ~4 years building insurance and technical products at Oscar health, a health insurance startup build from the ground up. He is also queer and an immigrant, with a passion for making healthcare more inclusive for the medicaid population.
Founder & Host, Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Summit
Solome Tibebu is a behavioral health technology strategist passionate about health equity and access. Solome leads The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, a collaborative fund seeded by Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures and other private family offices. Solome is also the host of the Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech summit. Prior to consulting various stakeholders on all things behavioral health technology, Solome worked in corporate development, venture capital, behavioral health EHR software, ran a mental health tech startup, founded AnxietyInTeens.org, and has been developing healthcare startup communities since 2012. Solome is an advisor or board director to several behavioral health companies and national nonprofits.
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