Remember the days when it would take weeks, or even months, to get your results from medical tests? When a routine hospital checkup would take up the best part of a day? When doctors could be seen carrying great wads of paper notes as they made their patient rounds? It wasn’t that long ago, but due to the pressures of COVID-19 and recent technological advancements, the healthcare industry is undergoing a profound revolution. From telemedicine to cutting-edge innovations in diagnostics and treatment and the use of robotics and automation in surgery, technology is fostering a new era of personalized medicine. It’s an era centered around improving accessibility, efficiency and patient-centered care.
One woman at the forefront of this technological revolution is Keerthi Harikrishnan, an expert in healthcare and life sciences with Persistent Systems. She joins our Digital Dish hosts to discuss some of the ways that emerging technology and data analytics are improving healthcare outcomes for both patients and medics. Listen in as Keerthi discusses her fascinating journey, from her passion for researching heart disease and lung cancer, to her current role at Persistent where she leverages the latest technologies to advance the understanding of human diseases. As a woman who has built a successful career in both science and tech, she shares some valuable advice and lessons learned for other women navigating careers in these fields.