Embodying the future of better health

Decentralized Healthcare: Our next mission

August 24, 2021 Bowhead Health Season 1 Episode 5
Embodying the future of better health
Decentralized Healthcare: Our next mission
Show Notes

We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them. To build a new health system, we need to shift our mindset. Healthcare has traditionally been organized around centralized hospital systems where doctors hold all our records and data. In this episode, we imagine a decentralized approach that relies on trusted community networks and empowers us to own and control our health data. We are joined by leaders Dr. Peter Azmi, Rebecca Owens, and Erica Stanford from our Bowhead futures community who share how these mindsets are already shifting in their communities across Canada, US, and UK. Peter and Rebecca bring over 20 years of experience as digital health entrepreneurs, and help us understand what’s required to move healthcare into home and community based settings. We also explore how technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrencies are powering decentralized approaches to finance, and how we might bring these approaches to our health system. Erica reminds us that this work is a collective effort, and shares how founding the Crypto Curry Club in the UK has helped leaders across industries tackle this mission together.