TECHquality is a mentorship program that connects diverse health technology innovators (or innovators-to-be) with prominent professionals in the field. From c-suite executives to serial entrepreneurs, partnerships are arranged with individuals who are committed to supporting the future leaders of digital health.
In 2016, Catalyst and Health 2.0 launched a workshop at Health 2.0’s Annual Fall Conference in Santa Clara, CA entitled “Diversity in Health Technology” in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Realizing that there is a lack of diversity among digital health innovators and a shortage of technologies that meet the needs of minority and women audiences, this program was created to cultivate meaningful events focused on driving more diversity in healthcare technology.
Given the overwhelming interest in the workshop, formal mentorship arrangements were organized and two mentorship classes were established in 2017 and 2018 through a program called TECHquality. Collaborative online webinars and live meetups in NYC compliment the formal mentorship arrangements and allow participants to network with the digital health community.