Erika is advises for-profit and non-profit healthcare start-up companies. She was the Executive Director of Cancer Commons, one of Silicon Valley’s only nonprofits focused on serving cancer patients globally through aligning incentives around the patient to produce better outcomes. Erika also helped spin out a for-profit health technology company, xCures, which uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) and predictive modeling to identify and rank the most promising treatment options for people with cancer who have exhausted the standard of care. She also serves as an Advisor to the for-profit company, StuffThatWorks.health, using smart, AI-based crowdsourcing to help people learn which treatments work best for their condition, and serves as Advisor to the Board of RotaryCare Free Clinics.
The Fusion of Healthcare Delivery and High Tech
When we say precision medicine, what is it that we are going to be precise about, and how does it help both patients and physicians? Tech thinks about users and providers think about patients. How can such differences be harnessed to learn from one another and work together to build and deploy effective precision medicine?