Pinpointing Diversity Trends in Healthcare


Pinpointing Diversity Trends in Healthcare

June 15, 2017  |  Best Practice

1. Differentiate Business Integration vs. Business Case 

Healthcare professionals need to know goals and aspirations and how an inclusive culture will impact the ability to reach these goals and have a significant effect on the core business model, bottom line, and sustainability.

2. Integrate Abnormally

Bring different together to align goals and aim to achieve those goals. If professionals can find organizations and diverse groups to connect and collaborate with, significant challenges would be easier to tackle.

3. Understand Real vs. Small Talk

Organizations and professionals need to have candid, open, and honest conversations about the challenges we face. We must spend time discussing real issues if we want to work towards real changes.

4. Reducing Healthcare Costs 

The way outcomes create cost savings should be considered carefully.

5. Reduce Healthcare Disparities

The ability for patients to access quality care remains a challenge, and occurrences of chronic diseases disproportionately affect minority patients. The broader healthcare ecosystem must work to reduce these healthcare disparities.


To learn more health equity best practices, attend an upcoming CHI educational event.


Joseph Gaspero

CEO and Co-Founder at CHI

Jenna DiPofi

Senior Analyst at CHI

Fanding Wang

Senior Analyst at CHI



2017 Diversity, Inclusion & Life Sciences Symposium Executive Summary

Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.