Leveraging Startups to Heal Patients and the Healthcare Workforce

9:35 AM - 10:20 AM | Voltron

COVID-19 brought into focus the tremendous challenge of healthcare workforce development and retention. The World Health Organization called the level of anxiety, stress, and depression among health and care workers a “pandemic within a pandemic.” In the US, the surgeon general highlighted health worker burnout as an urgent challenge, and the picture is similar across the world. All 53 European and central Asian countries in WHO’s European Region currently face health workforce challenges, and WHO reports that in some areas as many as nine out of 10 nurses declared an intention to quit their jobs. Globally, millions of patients have experienced delays in care that can lead to worse health, prolonged recovery and decreased chances of survival because of healthcare staffing challenges. In an effort to drive new digital solutions to help address the global workforce challenges, AWS launched the AWS Healthcare Accelerator Global Cohort for Workforce. Join us for a lively panel discussion with key stakeholders representing different interests along the continuum care as we explore how digital health solutions can play a role as we look for better ways to train, retain, and deploy our healthcare workforce.


  • Adam Glasofer, MD
  • Meg Barron
  • Ashish Atreja, MD
  • Chris DeRienzo, MD


Capital Factory

1st Floor - Voltron

Date + Time

Tuesday, March 14

9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Presented by

Amazon Web Services