Women's Health Tech Wednesday 10/26/22
October 26, 2022
On October 26th, we were fortunate to host Sneha Murali, of Qualcomm, for our Women’s Health Tech Wednesday. Here is a glimpse of the conversation:
What is your background?
I am an engineer at heart and started as an electrical engineer, but then decided I wanted to go into entrepreneurship and from there, I got my master’s in management with a focus in strategic management. Following, I had this idea of combining engineering and business, and having been in this space for so long, I got introduced to Qualcomm. It has been such a great journey because there was such a huge boom in transitioning since COVID, and it has been fascinating and educational to see.
What does Women’s Health Tech mean to you?
Healthcare innovation to me is three things; one is accessibility, such as being able to find a physician and healthcare location. Second, is having a patient centric approach to put healthcare in the hands of the patients. Thirdly, quality of care, especially with technology rising, there is a lot to do to improve the accuracy of care in the innovation chain.
What types of use cases you are looking into, and what does that look like, given the technological and wireless disparities?
Remote patient monitoring is a fully integrated telehealth platform that could have data monitoring powered by AI. Hence, one of the biggest things in remote patient monitoring is connectivity. Therefore, a few devices Qualcomm created did really well in relation to patient monitoring and catered to a lot of the telehealth issues. However, hospitals in Midwestern states, where there is no cellular connectivity in some of these areas, are looking into satellite connectivity and use that power for communication. So just seeing the endless possibilities and opportunities to invest are very visible and are aiming to try to help some of these technological and wireless disparities in these communities.
What does the future of medical technology look like?
Healthcare is so diverse and there are so many people that are involved in the value chain, that is becomes so complex. However, in order to catalyze the future of healthcare, it becomes important to form the right partnerships. Whether that be with devices, sensotech, EMR, EHR, pharmaceuticals, etc. Therefore, there are a ton of connections that need to take place to produce a very healthy ecosystem. All the great technology will not matter if a user of a medical device, or if a doctor, is not going to be able to embrace it or use it. Thus, the more we focus on the analytics of patient behavior and catering towards a more personalized treatment, and personalized medicine, the better the healthcare system will be.
What are some words of wisdom you have?
Stay patient, stay passionate, and stick to your goal!
We would like to extend gratitude to Sneha Murali for her insight and time. To check out the video of the full interview, click here.