Tell us about Accolade.
Accolade provides millions of people and their families with an exceptional health care experience that is personal, data-driven, and value-based to help every person live their healthiest life. Accolade solutions combine virtual primary care, mental health support, and expert medical opinion services with intelligent technology and best-in-class care navigation.
How does your service address the pain points of your customers?
Accolade’s personalized health care approach puts humanity back in health care by building relationships that connect people and their families to the right care at the right time to lower costs and deliver improved health outcomes.
Most people would be surprised to know that my company....
Has an office in Prague.
What are the most exciting or transformational things happening in your segment of the industry right now?
There are a few including, but not limited to:
• Providing personalized, clinically integrated solutions and ecosystems to companies that enable people leaders to effectively offer their employees a comprehensive strategy that supports all aspects of their members’ and their families’ overall well-being.
• Building in health equity into clinical and engagement models, solutions, technology, and artificial intelligence to help every person live their healthiest life.
• Shifting greater patient numbers to remote care and the rise of on-demand health care.
What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?
You’ll often find me taking a long run outside on the weekends. In addition to running being great exercise, it also provides me clarity and peace of mind.
What’s the best streaming series you’ve watched?
One of the best series I’ve ever watched is on Hulu. It’s called "Taste the Nation," and it’s produced and hosted by Padma Lakshmi. Lakshmi takes viewers on a journey to explore the rich and diverse food culture of immigrant groups across America. I enjoy traveling immensely, and during the height of the pandemic lockdown, this series provided me the opportunity to travel virtually while learning about the numerous food cultures across the U.S.
Is there a great book you’d recommend to your colleagues or customers?
"Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams" by Matthew Walker, Ph.D. This book explores and explains why sleep is such a critical component of our health and well-being. Walker, a neuroscientist and sleep expert, leverages data to exhibit how too little or poor sleep quality can impact our overall health and how harnessing the power of sleep can have a transformative impact. This book fundamentally changed my perspective on the importance of sleep and how I prioritize it in my daily life.
What is your favorite smart device?
My Oura ring. Oura monitors sleep quality, daily activity, and body stress signals to provide daily sleep, activity, and readiness scores. One of the first things I do every morning is check these scores to influence how I am going to approach taking care of myself that day. The personalized data this device tracks has had a profound positive impact on my daily habits.