The New Super Determinant: Digital Divide
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October 22, 2020 11:30 am ET

The New Super Determinant: Digital Divide

Our incredible panel of experts discusses how to effectively identify roadblocks to virtual care for patients in more vulnerable and underserved communities. They share strategies for bridging the “digital divide” and improving health outcomes from leaders “in the trenches” trying to improve quality and access. Panelists include Kemi Alli, MD, CEO, Henry J. Austin Health Center; Anita Ramsetty, MD, CCMS, Medical Director, Faculty Advisor, CARES Clinic &  Director, Student Service Learning, College of Medicine; Medical University of South Carolina; Sara Ratner, Senior Vice President, Government Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Revel Health; Jorge Rodriguez, MD, Health Technology Equity Researcher & Hospitalist, Department of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This Bright Spots in Healthcare episode is sponsored by Revel Health, which is innovating how healthcare organizations think about pop health and consumer engagement. In brief, Revel Health focuses on understanding people. They know the populations you struggle with like Medicaid or Medicare Advantage, are NOT about population health — it’s about the individual. And this is the most important point I want to make, they approach healthcare differently, by understanding the values and belief systems of the individual, so they can create a personalized plan to drive positive behavioral change.  It’s really a very fresh way of thinking about engagement and SDOH. Check them out at


Kemi Alli

Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center

Kemi assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) in May 2015. She previously served as Chief Medical Officer from 2008 and has been a Pediatrician with HJAHC going on 20 years. Dr. Alli obtained her undergraduate and medical degrees from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She completed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Pediatrics in 1998. She serves on the Board of the New Jersey Primary Care Association, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and Thomas Edison State University. Kemi is devoted to the Trenton community and works with organizations like the Trenton Health Team. In her free time, Dr. Alli enjoys cycling and has taken part in the annual Anchor House Ride, riding over 500 miles in one week to raise funds and support for those children in the community that need it most.

Anita Ramsetty, MD, CCMS

Medical Director and Faculty Advisor, CARES Clinic Director of Student Service Learning, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Anita’s primary background lies in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology and Metabolism. However, she also holds a strong interest in nutrition, lifestyle, and preventive health, especially as it relates to diabetes and heart disease. She is certified as a Culinary Medicine specialist, thus is able to better guide interested patients towards food and lifestyle-related options for treatments that have been proven helpful. At MUSC, she is engaged in clinical work, teaching students, and directing student-run, free medical clinic CARES, which treats uninsured patients.

Jorge Rodriguez, MD

Health Technology Equity Researcher and Hospitalist, Department of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jorge’s passion lies in the meaningful intersection of medicine, social justice, and technology. His research focuses on achieving digital health equity. He was previously Medical Director for Informatics at Lawrence General Hospital. Jorge completed a fellowship in clinical informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his degree in medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also an instructor at Harvard Medical School

Sara Ratner, SVP

Government Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Revel Health

A proven leader in the healthcare industry, Sara was the CEO of HealthEHR where she helped venture-backed organizations develop Medicare and Medicaid program strategies for emerging markets leveraging CMS and state frameworks to generate opportunities for program development and expansion. She has also served as SVP, Corporate Systems and Compliance at RedBrick Health, President of NeoPath Health, and as General Counsel, VP of Strategic Partnerships and Human Resources at CVS Caremark (MinuteClinic division).

Sara serves on several Boards of Directors, including Proximal Health, a venture-backed health insurance company that she co-founded; she has also previously served on other for-profit and nonprofit Boards of Directors. Throughout her career, Sara has received notable awards such as the Business Journal Top 25 Women to Watch, Top 40 under 40, and was named part of Twin Cities Business Real Power 50.

She earned a B.A, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, and her J.D. from St. Louis University graduating magna cum laude.

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