When LucasĀ Artusi, a systems designer at the Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School introduced Dr. Toyin Ajayi at this year’s #WTFix conference, he shared two amazing things he’d asked her to write: a New York Times Obituary for the old health care system and a birth announcement for the new. It was truly memorable and we’re excited to share the text and video of this awesome intro below!

Obituary: here lies the healthcare system of yore that thrived on breaking apart individuals and communities into organ systems and disease states…where success was measured in numbers of procedures and prescriptions written and marginal improvement in theoretical treatment modalities…and that inflicted as much damage on the people who worked in it as it did on the people it was meant to help.

Birth: we’re excited to celebrate the birth of a system of care that understands and is responsive to the intricate and intimate connections between biology and society and community… where success is measured by moments spent together, by quality interactions, by joy… and where all people, regardless of background, disability status, race, ethnicity, culture, creed, gender, and religion are afforded the services they need to live their best lives.

Anna Greene
I have always been passionate about bringing people together and driving positive change in the world. I am thrilled to bring my many years of marketing, engagement and community management experience to the #WTFix campaign and I love having the opportunity to highlight as many people, and their incredible stories, as possible in our push to change health care for the better!

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