Session: Your Future in Digital Healthcare: Improve Lives in the Moments that Matter
Purpose at work is now increasingly more important, as we have the opportunity to choose how and where we spend our time and energy. Learn from GE Healthcare's Chief People Officer, Betty Larson, about the importance of women at the forefront of Med Tech.
For more than 2 years, the pandemic has shown us the importance of digital health tools, from logistics and diagnostics, to clinical treatment. The same is true for delivering care in areas of circumstantial need. For example, GE Healthcare recently donated $4 million in medical equipment to war torn Ukraine. Putting together digital healthcare (Med Tech) and purpose has created exciting opportunities to choose work where we can make a tangible difference. This may include helping a radiologist see a lesion more clearly, advancing maternal health with artificial intelligence for smarter outcomes, or creating a digital platform for increased efficiency and data aggregation across medical devices.
It's never been a more exciting time to find opportunities to make a difference with precision healthcare, enabled by digital tools. The session will also include an applied AI example from GE Healthcare's Principal Architect, Aruna Narayanan. Let's explore what opportunities look like and hear firsthand from women at the forefront of Med Tech innovation.
- Learn about the importance of women in Med Tech
- See examples of digital healthcare and women currently behind the innovation
- Discover how purpose blends with interesting work to drive exciting an exciting career in digital healthcare
Betty Larson is GE Healthcare's Chief People Officer. Larson brings more than two decades of Human Resources and Communications leadership in the healthcare industry to the role. She joins GE from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company with $20 billion in revenue and 75,000 employees worldwide, where she has served as executive vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Prior to that role, Larson served as CHRO for C. R. Bard, Inc., a leading medical technology company in the fields of vascular, urology and surgical specialty products, which was acquired by BD in 2017. Larson started her career at Baxter International, a medication delivery and management, renal therapy, and BioSurgery company, where she held multiple positions of increasing responsibility over her 16-year tenure.
Larson serves on the board of directors for Baxter Credit Union and the Overlook Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support New Jersey-based Overlook Medical Center in its mission to provide high-quality care to patients. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human resources from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University.
Dr. Perez has devoted her career to bringing out the best in people. She brings over 25 years of experience including Pharma, Biotech, data strategy & decision making, medical device user interface (doctoral dissertation), and her current role as VP, Chief Digital Program Officer at GE Healthcare. She is passionate about leveraging digital transformation to advance healthcare in the moments that matter.
As a Principal Software Architect in GE Healthcare’s Edison Platform organization, Aruna leads the architectural effort in building Edison AI platform that can help build AI models at scale and successfully contributed to deploying multiple AI solutions on GEHC devices, on premise and on cloud. She collaborates across multiple GE Healthcare businesses to enable their digital transformation and speed of execution while consuming the Edison platform solution.