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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen    

Triple Board-Certified Physician, Healthcare Innovation Consultant & Host of "The Prospective Doctor" Podcast

A changemaker in the field of healthcare innovation, Dr. Erkeda DeRouen is a triple-board certified Family, Diversity, and Lifestyle medicine physician.

As a healthcare consultant, she is committed to merging the human aspect of medicine with technology. She has experience scaling businesses, collaborating with unicorn founders, and contributing to the development of $100 million-valued technologies. Dr. DeRouen is now directing her efforts toward building an ecosystem to tackle the social determinants of health with her company, The Pace Makerz.

The host of the podcast "The Prospective Doctor" and a leader on various boards, she hopes to leave a mark on the world for future generations. She has written two best-sellers and given a well-received TEDx talk titled "Did Disney Just Save Healthcare?!?" Imagine This." Dr. DeRouen is a healthcare leader to know.

Speech Topics

Dissecting Health Disparities

The healthcare system is broken. There has been some light shed on the complex and nuanced nature of healthcare disparities. This talk is aimed to define disparities and uncover the underlying reasons behind them, while giving hope as to how to address them in the future. The audience will gain valuable insights into practical solutions and strategies for combating bias and working towards achieving greater health equity. This enlightening event was deemed essential for everyone that the healthcare system will touch.

Technological Determinants of Health

In this captivating and energetic keynote speech, we embark on a journey to explore the technological determinants of health and how they can revolutionize the healthcare system. Drawing from real-life examples and humor, we discover the power of technology in improving access to care, empowering individuals, and addressing social determinants of health.

Through the lens of leadership, we envision a world where healthcare leaders embrace innovation and leverage the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We delve into the exponential growth and accelerating change of our era, emphasizing the need for personal and organizational transformation. Attendees gain insights into how personal discomfort serves as a catalyst for breakthrough growth, enabling leaders to lead change as their competitive advantage.

Key takeaways include:

  • Embracing Discomfort: Attendees learn to use personal discomfort as a springboard for innovative thinking and breakthrough ideas. We highlight the critical role discomfort plays in achieving business success.

  • The Human Experience: Through a moving and powerful example, attendees experience firsthand the depths of the human experience. This emotional journey serves as a catalyst for personal and professional growth.

  • Embracing Constraints: Attendees gain an understanding of how constraints, hardships, and problems can be reframed as opportunities for innovation. We explore a methodology that encourages embracing circumstances to unlock creativity and foster innovation.

  • Creating an Innovative Ecology: By fostering an environment where individuals create big goals, attendees learn to cultivate an ecosystem that encourages actions previously deemed unthinkable. This approach promotes a culture of innovation and accelerates transformative change.

Finding the Power in YOU

Dr. Erkeda has overcome obstacles of being born to teenage parents in the inner city to embarking on a path of leadership through health innovation. As a female leader of color, she has encountered many obstacles and barriers. She gives a YOU focused talk to show everyone that YOU can do anything, and most Nos are short for Not right now.

This is not your average self empowerment talk. It takes the science and factual examples to showcase to the audience that although some journeys may not be in a straight path, that path is for you.

  • Workplace Leadership
  • Self-Empowerment
  • Health Equity
  • Diversity in Medicine
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Health Tech

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