HealthIT Answers October 17, 2021
Industry Expert

By Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief, ReHack.com

Many industries, from cybersecurity to manufacturing, are facing diversity issues in the workplace. There are clear signs that marginalized groups are underrepresented. Consider technology industry — 50% of women in tech say they’ve experienced gender discrimination at work.

Another sector suffering from a lack of diversity is medtech. The overarching health care industry has struggled to achieve diversity for quite some time. In 2018, it was reported that 56.2% of active physicians were white.

It raises questions about how STEM education is taught in early education and how likely it is for minority students to pursue careers in the medical field.

A lack of representation in any industry comes with negative consequences. Failure to include people of...

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