Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc is not your ordinary doctor. Over the course of her accomplished career as a medical and health policy professional, she also became fluent in technology—mainly in finding ways to blend traditional medical practices with the latest technological innovations to provide a better patient experience.
Aditi is widely recognized as a telehealth expert by the medical community and is regularly invited to speak about how digital technologies will impact the future of our healthcare system. Currently, she is the Medical Director of JeffConnect, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s innovative on-demand telemedicine program, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, where she works on implementing new programs and use cases for telehealth. Outside her work at Jefferson, she also serves as a co-director of Digital Health Scholarly Inquiry Track at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and runs a Telehealth fellowship for physicians, among other things. We’re very excited to have her on board as our 4Front ambassador!
Here’s a little more about Aditi, in her own words.
What made you interested in becoming an ambassador for 4Front?
I’m intrigued by the idea of a comprehensive conference on various ways technology is going to shape our future.
How do you think an event like 4Front could create a positive future?
Getting different groups into the same room is a great way to make sure we all understand the possibilities. For example, there may be a solution from art that would benefit healthcare. That’s why conferences like this are necessary.
What unique perspective do you hope to bring to 4Front?
I spend most of my time speaking about healthcare and its future with others who are working in that space, like physicians, health systems, payors or startups. I think it’s beneficial to engage with a more diverse group because healthcare affects us all.
Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself than what’s on the current site?
I’m originally from Chicago and consider myself a “big city” person. Philly, where I live now, feels pretty small to me. My hobbies outside of healthcare are reading—I can get through three books a week if I have the time—and working out. I have been practicing martial arts seriously for nearly ten years. Aside from that, I find the interdigitation between health and technology fascinating. Although technology and connectivity has made the world feel smaller, it has not affected healthcare as quickly. Because healthcare and medicine are based on creating a real-life connection and a sense of trust between a patient and a doctor, using technology can create what feels like distance. But in reality, these two things have to be put together for real health. How can we better combine geographical distance with the necessity of human connection in medicine? That’s the question we need to answer.
Interested in meeting Aditi and other experts in health, education, connectivity, technology and more? Be sure to reserve your seat at 4Front, June 23-24, in Denver, CO.