Meet Deepa Fernandes Prabhu: Commercialization

Deepa, a senior solutions architect on the Healthworx commercialization team, joined our team this year. Explore Deepa's Q&A below to learn more about her background, what she's most excited to work on and why she joined the team. 

 

  • Q: Can you tell me about your background? How did you end up in healthcare?Deepa Fernandes
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  • My grandfather, one of the few M.D.’s in India when he graduated about 80 years ago, inspired my interest in healthcare. He was extremely focused on putting the patient first. Depending on their affordability, he would treat them by conventional means, and if finances were an issue, would practice homeopathy medicine at his free clinic at home.
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  • I also love technology and it was serendipitous to combine the two. The B.E degree in biomedical engineering had only 22 seats in two colleges in all of India and the competition to get in was fierce.
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  • My personal vision to save lives and improve healthcare through innovative technology fueled my journey through college, my immigrating to the U.S. and the different healthcare technology management roles I took on.
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  • I love to learn and have devoted my career to learning and implementing technology in different healthcare modalities.
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  • Q: Why did you choose to work at Healthworx?
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  • Healthworx provides the ideal workplace for commercializing innovative healthcare products. I am passionate about healthcare technology, innovation, and interoperability. At Healthworx I get to work in all my interests, which is both inspirational and satisfying. Most importantly the culture of curiosity, bravery, drive, collaboration, and excellence set up a unique ecosystem for creativity and exceptional products.
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  • Q: What inspires you in your work?
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  • Smart people and ideas inspire me. I am inspired by the smart and passionate people I collaborate with every day on different projects. The breadth and depth of healthcare knowledge in the team is exceptional. 
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  • Q: When it comes to the future of healthcare, what are you curious about?
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  • I would love to see more innovation and interoperability in healthcare, across the different modalities to improve user experience and patient safety. One thing I am curious about, and excited to see, is the impact of the projects we work on. We are focused on making the future of healthcare better, so it will be amazing to see where we can move the needle.
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  • Q: What are you working on that you’re excited about?
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  • This year has been exciting to release new innovative products.  The virtual care delivery product, CloseKnit, is innovative and utilizes interoperability to combine the virtual provider, electronic health records and the payer into one product, available to the patient anytime on their mobile device.
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  • Further, I am working on several concepts across our innovation and new product development teams for future products. All the ideas are remarkably interesting, and I am excited to see day-to-day progress in designing and launching these products.
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