Wixom, Mich The iGIANT program is delighted that J & B Medical with the strong support and leadership of Stephen Shaya, M.D. has offered to host the iGIANT transportation roundtable. During this roundtable, we explored important questions regarding the impact of sex/gender in the transportation sector which can foster a safer environment for everyone,” said Saralyn Mark, M.D., President of SolaMed Solutions.

YouTube video of Dr. Mark speaking at iGIANT Transportation Roundtable


“From ergonomics to aesthetics, the iGIANT program is the first major step in bringing together leaders in science, industry, and engineering to further understand sex and gender differences in order to improve all aspects of human health and well-being.”  Alyson J. McGregor, M.D., Director of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital

YouTube video of Dr. McGregor speaking at iGIANT Transportation Roundtable


Stephen Shaya, M.D., Managing Director of J & B said the following: “J & B has always wanted to be on the cutting edge of understanding ways to improve products and services to the large population we service. iGIANT is providing us valuable insights which can be shared with all of the key stakeholders to better care for patients.”

The “Impact of Gender/Sex on Innovation and Novel Technologies” (iGIANT) program, designed at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, consists of a series of roundtables, national symposia, and innovation prizes to help foster the translation of research into gender/sex-specific design elements. A design element can be a program, product, policy or protocol. The iGIANT program was launched with health roundtables hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services, in July 2015.

Several iGIANT roundtables for the health, transportation, information technology, and retail sectors are now planned across the nation. Roundtable participants include stakeholders from government, industry, academia, professional societies and advocacy groups. The purpose of a roundtable is to establish a common dialog about best practices using gender/sex as a factor and to encourage participants to serve as ambassadors for innovation for their own sectors and others. The iGIANT program can promote and accelerate the development of gender/sex-specific design elements which may improve work performance and the safety and quality of life for men and women.

HNC Virtual Solutions is a member of the J&B Medical Supply family of companies. HNC is a fast-paced, highly-focused telehealth product and solution provider based in Wixom, MI. HNC’s mission as a telemedicine solutions company is to overcome traditional healthcare delivery challenges through a forward thinking innovative virtual clinic approach by providing clients with a clinical grade all-in-one, user-friendly telemedicine and telehealth platform. Various VideoDocTM solutions are designed to deliver substantial savings in healthcare costs for patients, measurable improvements in patient outcomes, expanded physician specialist availability, and significant reductions in time, travel and expense. HNC Virtual Solutions telemedicine solution offers a unique combination of HIPAA and HITECH compliant video consultations, virtual house calls, FDA approved peripherals, triage and rounds, combined with the ability to take, store and retrieve patient vitals from anywhere to anywhere throughout the world.