Advancing Workforce Development and Health Equity: HIMS 2024 with Geoffrey Roche

May 30, 2024
Brian Urban


Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban sought out innovators and experts at HIMSS 2024 to discuss workforce development and health equity. Urban sat down with Geoffrey Roche, the Director of North America Workforce Development at Siemens Healthineers and host of the Holistic Leadership podcast, to delve into pressing healthcare topics, including workforce development and health equity. The conversation illuminated the crucial role of the workforce in addressing social determinants of health and advancing equity.

During this session, Roche highlighted Siemens Healthineers’ strategic initiatives to combat healthcare workforce shortages and enhance health equity. He discussed innovative partnerships, like the one with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, designed to mentor and train youth from underserved communities, thereby addressing key social determinants of health. Roche also shared his perspectives on policy impacts, the integration of mental health care, and the promising future of healthcare technology. The podcast provided a comprehensive overview of current challenges and pioneering efforts in healthcare, reflecting on the broader implications for policy, technology, workforce development, and health equity.

Geoffrey Roche is the Director of North America Workforce Development at Siemens Healthineers, where he spearheads initiatives focused on workforce challenges and health equity. He is also the host of the podcast “Holistic Leadership: The Future of Work & Education in Healthcare,” available on MarketScale. This platform allows him to explore further topics related to healthcare innovation and leadership, emphasizing the integration of work and education in healthcare. A seasoned professional with a rich healthcare administration and policy background, Roche continues to make significant contributions to the field, both in practice and through engaging discussions on his podcast.

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