Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Fran Ayalasomayajula. She still doesn’t understand why it took a pandemic to embrace telehealth but she urges us to continue to accelerate and to double down on universal design. Fran is clear that digital health holds great promise for global health issues, but personalization, form factors, and honing in on data science are key to sustained change. When she began her focus on public health and global populations, she was not focused on a career destination. She has been enjoying the journey ever since.
Inspiring Women Book Club – Fran’s Pick:
Finding Yourself in Transition: Using Life’s Changes for Spiritual Awakening
- By Robert Brumet
With over 20 years of dedication, Fran Ayalasomayajula, executive healthcare strategist and technologist, serves the interests of populations around the world to improve the quality of healthcare, increase access to healthcare, and obtain higher rates of health literacy and patient engagement.
Currently the Head of Digital Health Strategy, Worldwide at HP, Fran leads the organization in devising strategies and innovations designed to advance and deliver improved clinical outcomes and better population health. Prior to HP, Frances worked for major healthcare institutions, including PAHO – WHO, CDC, BMS, and UHG.
Fran is the recipient of national awards for motivational and collaborative leadership including the National Campaign for Tolerance. She is a member of the Wall of Tolerance, the United Nations Association, and multiple global organizations on population health.
She is a renown international public speaker and writer. The author of several publications on technology-enabled population health management solutions, including best practices for the successful adoption of virtual reality in the clinical setting. An acclaimed thought leader, Fran engages and inspires audiences through storytelling from the front-lines of public health and “How To” presentations sharing approaches to applied innovation and technology enabled methodologies.
You can find Fran on LinkedIn.