Woman in Tech of the Week (11/23/16)
Dr. Sophia Yen, MD, MPH, CEO and Co-founder, Pandia Health Inc.
The digital transformation is sweeping all industries, healthcare being among the most anxious to adopt advanced technologies. With an aging population and the rapid development of analytics and edge device technology, growth projections for the telemedicine industry expect to reach a $34-billion-dollar industry by 2020.
Taking advantage of the telemedicine boom is Dr. Sophia Yen, MD, MPH and CEO and co-founder of Pandia Health Inc. She recently sat down with Jeff Frick (jefffrick), host of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, at The Girls in Tech Amplify Women’s Pitch Night, where she pitched her startup at the competition for female technology founders.
Yen, is trying to raise $2 million dollars for her web program she described as “tech medicine meets amazon prime for birth control and acne.” Her business model is to provide online convenience to millions of women who spend 10 weeks of their lives waiting at the pharmacy for contraceptive medication, she explained.
Due to her dedication to improving the lives of women through innovative technology and progressive business models, theCUBE features Dr. Yen as our Women in Tech guest of the week.