Tell us about your career. What motivates you?
I have always been passionate about building and creating, so I chose a career in software engineering due to its versatility and impact across different domains like education, finance, healthcare, etc. Healthcare, in particular, captures my interest because of its complex and frustrating nature. From the difficulties in finding doctors and receiving comprehensive care to navigating billing and insurance complexities, it is clear that healthcare requires both technical and non-technical improvements. These challenges drive me to enhance the healthcare experience for both patients and providers.
Is there something that you missed from your own healthcare experience that Iron Health specifically addresses?
Yes! Iron Health specifically addresses a crucial aspect of women's healthcare that often gets overlooked—societal expectations and cultural norms. In many cultures, including my own, there are immense pressures placed on women, which unfortunately leads them to prioritize the needs of others over their own health and well-being. Iron Health's virtual care platform designed for women’s health provides a much-needed solution by making it easier for women to prioritize self-care.
What’s a secret health or wellness tip/practice that you live by?
Start your day with drinking warm water - it is great for your metabolism and also helps with period cramps.
What makes you most excited about working at Iron Health?
What excites me the most about working with Iron Health is their focus on women's health and their comprehensive care that encompasses the diverse aspects and stages of a woman's life. It is inspiring to be part of a team dedicated to addressing the unique healthcare needs of women.
What does “strengthening the healthcare system” mean to you?
It means improving the integration and interoperability of healthcare technology to enable seamless communication and data exchange between clinics, hospitals, and payers. By eliminating silos and fostering a holistic approach, healthcare providers can offer comprehensive care that considers patients as a whole, involving the entire care team in their healthcare journey. As a technologist, I really believe that healthcare data integration will lead to better care for us all.
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Building software for startups - how to balance speed with scale & reliability, cooking food cuisines from all over the world in a authentic way and also fusing them together, home organization and optimizing for space
When you’re not working, where can we find you?
Farmers markets, edible gardening, kayaking the many water bodies of the Pacific Northwest, exploring the next new cafe, watching some kind of home improvement television show and most recently getting into golf!