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Theme: Rethinking Big Data, You and Your Health

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August 17, 2022
Santa Barbara, California
United States

How do you use emotional awareness to change how healthcare works. Evan brings a career in design thinking to help solve the problem of how all of us interact with the healthcare system. He’ll talk about providers and patients and how to redefine our individual experiences to make them more relevant and relatable.

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Evan Hirsch

Staff Vice President of Design and User Experience
Evan Hirsch is Staff Vice President of Design and User Experience for Carelon Digital Platforms. He leads a team of designers, researchers, and social scientists as they develop the next generation of AI-powered tools to help improve clinical care and patient outcomes. He has a history of bringing new products and platforms to market, focused on developing ecosystem-level design strategies that leverage emotional currencies. Before joining Anthem, he was Managing Partner of Engine Co. 4, LLC, a strategic design consultancy. Working with the leadership team of the American Medical Association, Evan founded and launched Health2047, the AMA’s innovation arm. In addition, he co-founded The PlayNice Institute, a company that designs evidence-based games that help children overcome anxiety and depression disorders. In addition, working with USC’s Institute for Creative Technology, he helped productize groundbreaking research for the US Army Research Labs and the Office of Naval Research.

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Santa Barbara, CA, United States