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Smart Investing in Digital Health (Live Online): Driving Racial Equity through Health Equity

Our new digital health series offers four programs that provide executives in the healthcare and life science industries with immediate, actionable insights in light of the current pandemic and its economic aftermath. The third program in the series is Smart Investing in Digital Health (Live Online): Driving Racial Equity through Health Equity, taught by Columbia Business School Professor Damon Phillips and Chair of digital health testing center HITLAB, Stan Kachnowski.

Dates: October 27–29 and November 3–5, 2020
Duration: 6 days over 2 weeks
Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. ET per program day
Format: Live, virtual sessions
Fee: $4,350

Program Overview

With $3 billion raised by digital health companies in the first three months of 2020, digital health is gaining momentum to reshape healthcare. This program will provide a deep dive into the fundamentals and emerging opportunities in digital health, with a focus on driving racial equity. Leaders build on their existing business knowledge and learn how to apply that knowledge to the digital health investment market.

Learning Outcomes

✓ Enhance your understanding of key digital health fundamentals and health equity

✓ Understand factors disrupting the healthcare sector and explore strategies for investing in digital health with a racial equity lens

✓ Examine factors of successful digital health investing using real-world case studies

✓ Analyze potential threats to a digital health investment and learn processes to mitigate them

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The October 27–November 5, 2020 iteration of the Smart Investing in Digital Health program has been approved for up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to “serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships” as stated in the AMA’s definition of CME†.

The Faculty

Damon Phillips

Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise
Columbia Business School

Damon Phillips is the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School. His expertise lies in the areas of social structural approaches to labor and product markets, entrepreneurship, innovation, organizational strategy and structure, as well as social network theory and analysis. His industry specialties are markets for professional services (law, consulting, investment banking) and culture (music industry). Before joining Columbia in 2011, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (from 1998-2011).

Stan Kachnowski


Stan Kachnowski is the Chair of the digital health organization HITLAB. He is an Oxford trained researcher who has taught over 5,000 students from Columbia University, IIT-Delhi, and Quinnipiac College. His teaching and research over the past 25 years include educating graduate-level and executive students on four continents and conducting extensive studies on the efficacy and diffusion of digital health, including electronic data capture, ePRO, wearables, and predictive algorithms.

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