Entries by The Kaleidoscope Group

Cancer Disparities Impacting Minority Patients

I recently came across an article in Axios: “As cancer mortality declines, the gap between rich and poor emerges” which highlights the disparities in cancer rates between different socioeconomic patient groups. Although there is some positive news, mainly related to lower overall cancer mortality rates over the past 25 years, there is still disheartening news […]

The Lack Of Gender Diversity In STEM Fields

STEM and science-based career fields are vital for breakthroughs and advances in medicine, technology, agriculture, transportation, or just about any other facet of our lives. The sciences are the realm that produces all the new technologies and products that impact our daily lives, from vital, life-saving drugs and therapies, to the tablets and mobile devices […]

Vive la France, Vive la Diversite!  

O’ the beautiful game…with all its twists and turns, underdogs and upsets. The World Cup tends to be the platform for the biggest of dramas and this year did not disappoint. In particular, this World Cup will stand out from many because of the tech integration, strange statistics and dramatic victories. Alas, the Cup has […]

10 Best Practices to Achieve Gender Equity in Healthcare Organizations: A Business Outcomes-Driven Approach

Gender matters. Of all the important types of diversity, gender may be the most consequential from a business standpoint. Women are over 50% of the world’s population, and female economic purchasing power is growing globally (The World Bank, 2016). In the healthcare sector, women make 4 out of the 5 household purchasing decisions (Silverstein & […]

We The People

Our country is so divided… Wherever you land on the political spectrum and even if you are one of many people who back away from politics altogether, you have likely heard a statement similar to this over the last couple years. Social media feeds suggest, and polls confirm, that the country is in a moment […]

Diversity in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the primary research method in which new drugs are tested to evaluate their effectiveness.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. authority that regulates clinical trials and bringing new drugs to the market, must balance between introducing life-saving treatments to patients who need them as soon as possible and ensuring that […]

Healthcare System Executive Recruitment

I recently read an alarming and, quite frankly, shocking New York Times Article entitled “Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John,” which indicates that fewer S&P 1500 firms have female CEOs than male CEOs named “John”.   And when considering racial and ethnic diversity, the problem becomes even more acute.  A 2013 survey by […]