Dinner Seminar: What in the world is healthcare management, entrepreneurship and technology (HMET)?

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Ever wondered how technology can transform healthcare? Or what it's like to build a digital health start-up while at med school? Or how our role as med students fits into the broader healthcare system? Join HealthX in a fun and interactive panel discussion with four of our most impressive 4th years who have been involved in some really innovative research, work and extra-curriculars in HMET. 

Diane Dao

Diane Dao (MS4) is motivated to access communities with health needs through education and systems level design. As a Penn undergraduate, she worked with underserved communities by leveraging academically-based community partnerships and research. Diane co-founded PennHealthX to redesign how medical students learn about health care through management, entrepreneurship, and technology. She plans to improve population-based health by forging collaborations between public health, private sector, and tech innovation.

J.C. Lopez

I was born and raised in Miami, FL and graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. While at Stanford, I interned for a non-profit patient education startup and developed an interest in medical entrepreneurship.  

After a short summer break, I started medical school at Penn in 2013. Very early on in my medical school career I became involved with Health X because of its commitment to entrepreneurship and healthcare management. Alongside this experience I have also held various leadership roles in MSG and the Wood House.

In addition to my student group activities I worked as an Intellectual Property Fellow at the Penn Center for Innovation performing IP due diligence on many different technologies throughout Penn, most of them coming out of the School of Medicine. I have also interned on two projects out of the Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation focusing on enhanced recovery after surgery and improved pre-operative procedures for the departments of surgery and anesthesia.

Most recently, I co-founded a medical device company Angiio LLC that is developing a sutureless anastomotic device for vascular procedures. My responsibilities at the company have focused on the financing, regulatory, and reimbursement strategy. I also served on the Medical Student Advisory Board for Doximity, a social networking site for physicians, and will begin a Fellowship with .406 Ventures, a tech venture capital firm based in Boston, this fall.

I am passionate about entrepreneurship and venture capital because of its ability to accelerate change in the healthcare industry. In my spare time I really enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family. Having grown up in Miami, I also try to find a way to get to the ocean every chance I get.

Dan O'Connor

I'm a native Virginian and graduate of the College at UVA. At Penn, most of my interest in H-MET fields have focused on using mobile technology to enhance medical research. For example, I am helping lead Penn’s first national app-based study, intended to be the largest study on sarcoidosis to date. I also prototyped the first-ever pediatric teledermatology service at CHOP and now performing research studying the accuracy and reliability of this technology. I also co-developed a mobile resident evaluation tool used by more than twenty hospitals, with support from the Wharton and Booth Schools of Business. I'm currently using data collected by the app to conduct research on gender bias in medical education.

Jacqueline Soegaard

Jacqueline Soegaard (MIT Biological Engineering ‘12, Perelman School of Medicine Class of 2017) does not like to wait for change - she likes tackling problems in an analytic, iterative fashion that leads to impactful real-time improvements. This personality trait underlies her interests in surgery and clinical informatics alike.
Believing that many of the issues that plague the health care system are not clinical in nature, Jacqueline co-founded and continues to help grow the PSOM’s Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (H-MET) Certificate program and its umbrella organization, Penn HealthX. She hopes that the early exposure and applied opportunities afforded by these programs will prepare the next generation of physicians to innovate in an evolving healthcare system.
During her year-out Clinical Informatics Internship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System (UPHS), Jacqueline enjoys tackling complex systems-wide challenges, such as orchestrating the rollout and ongoing development of Carelign©, UPHS’s new mobile inpatient handoff tool, to all services at the four downtown hospitals. Concurrently, she is spearheading the use of telehealth visits as alternatives to in-clinic postoperative follow-up. She looks forward to applying in General Surgery for the 2017 intern class.
At MIT, Jacqueline majored in Biological Engineering, minored in Management Science, and loved spending afternoons on the Charles River during sailing practice (often weathering temperatures far colder than those of her home in Puerto Rico).