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Designing Open Source Healthcare | Juhan Sonin


Juhan Sonin specializes in healthcare design and system engineering. He is the director of GoInvo (goinvo.com). The studio’s designs helped 700,000 Massachusetts residents receive food benefits, are used by Wikipedia to explain complex health concepts, and help manage care plans for 150 million US residents. His work has been recognized by the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC International, Wired Magazine, and NPR and he's published in The Journal of Participatory Medicine and The Lancet. Juhan has spent time at Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and MITRE. He currently lectures on design and engineering at MIT. Juhan’s laser focus on healthcare and open source design has affected national efforts for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF). His open source healthcare products have also been leveraged by Walgreens, Crossover Health, and Hallmark Clinics, to name a few. Next up in 2021 they are working to lead an open source, national push for patients owning their data. Bon and Juhan talk about open source healthcare, the need for a longitudinal health record for patients, and why Juhan shared his own genome publicly.


Episode 40

Season 1

by Bon Ku