Pritpal Tamber - Transforming Healthcare


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This week Maria’s guest on the show is Dr. Pritpal S. Tamber. Pritpal is the CEO and co-founder of Bridging Health & Community, a Seattle based non-profit dedicated to transforming how healthcare works with communities. At the heart of its work is the insight that our current approach to health, deploying technical solutions to biomedical problems, is failing in a world of circumstance related chronic conditions. Bridging Health & Community has gleaned 12 overarching principles for how healthcare can work with communities. These principles also have the potential to foster the agency of communities, their ability to make purposeful choices, something increasingly recognised as core to health. He is the former physician editor of TEDMED and began his career as an editor at the British Medical Journal.

Recorded on: 31st May 2018

Show Notes:

In this week’s show Pritpal tells us how he became an editor at the British Medical Journal, what he learnt from working at Biomed, explains a bit about TED and TEDMED and talks about his work in Bridging Health & Community.

Pritpal shares his thoughts on why healthcare systems are failing and why he is flexible on being a cat or a dog person! All this and more…


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Significant quotes:

“You just have to start getting healthcare to look in the mirror and realise that it's not as effective as it could be, and realise why.”

Next Week:

Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be Learning Futurist and Co-Founder of We Do Things Differently, David Price

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