SpokenMed, an informational healthcare website developed as part of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design Summer Fellowship, is up and running and seeking contributors.
The website, developed by students Tiwa Lawal, Joyce Guo and Dhiksha Balaji, serves as a forum and online resource where members of different cultural groups can connect with other people in their community to discuss a broad range of concerns, questions, and experiences. SpokenMed empowers patients of populations that are often left behind in the healthcare system to take the initiative in their health. The information discussed and provided on SpokenMed is information particular to different minorities and cultural groups, but rarely found on other hospital websites. The goal is to reduce healthcare disparities by connecting people and providing more information.