“Everyone has different inherent strengths and weaknesses, but it is human nature to enjoy being good at what you do.” For Erika Pabo, MD, this enjoyment comes at the intersection of technology and medicine.
At Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Pabo spearheaded the implementation of a community health worker program that resulted in significant cost savings for the organization. “The model was an intensive coaching for hospitals’ highest risk and costly patients. Improving health outcomes in this population is very satisfying,” she says.
Pabo also recently joined fellow 40 under 40 member John Moore at Twine Health, where she will work as Chief Medical Officer, taking their coaching model to scale for both high risk and rising risk patients.
“If you like tackling big gnarly problems, then you could not find a more exciting industry than healthcare,” she says, highlighting the shift from a fee-for-service to a value-based model and the deepening relationship between healthcare and public health systems.
“Individuals don’t want healthcare – they want to be in a state of health that enables them to go on living and focus on what matters to them as opposed to their health,” Pabo says. With this insight in mind, put your blood, sweat and tears – and of course, your inherent passion – to work, and get out there to add value in our society.
Shreya specializes in health communications and is a copywriter for an advertising agency. She was previously at Bayer Healthcare, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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