Crista Harwood, Experian Health’s Chief Administrative Officer, chatted with IntrepidNOW at HIMSS17 to talk innovation and Women in Health. Excerpt below:
“The reason it’s most successful is because of our incredible employees. We have very talented and creative and technical folks, and that was one of the things that inspires me is protecting their creativity and the technology they create. That gives us a competitive edge in the industry. So we developed the program, we work actively with the development teams and document the things that they’re creating, and then we work with our patent attorneys to review all of the things that we have in our pipeline, and then we file patent applications when it’s appropriate, when we find an invention that’s patentable.
Experian corporate overall started a women’s program and asked me to lead the Women in Health program. It has been fantastic, we’ve had a great response and we’re working to make sure the women in health have the opportunity, help them build a career roadmap, help them make sure they’re at the right milestones in their career, to help them reach their goals, make sure they are given the opportunities, they are given the visibility inside and outside of Experian to grow, so that we have women in all levels of the corporation.”