OMNY Health™ talks to Stacey Long, our Chief Strategy Officer, about her experience at the company, her background in product management and consulting, and her interests in data analysis and engineering.
What leadership role were you holding before joining our team?
Prior to OMNY Health, I led the Real World Evidence team at IBM Watson Health where I oversaw the product management and consulting practices associated with IBM’s claims and EMR data products, analytical tools, and the associated consulting services organization.
What are the three words you would associate with OMNY Health and the team?
Driven, creative, and fun!
What does your average day look like?
As with many startups, I wear many hats on a typical day. Primarily, I work with the leadership team to set the direction for the organization for our products, partnerships, and go-to-market approach. I advise our Product Management and Engineering teams on developing and implementing our product roadmaps and help support the requirements building process. In addition, I oversee our professional services team on client implementations building on my experience consulting and running consulting teams for the past 20 years. I also spend a fair amount of time on research activities – staying up to date with industry trends and policy/regulatory changes related to our business activities so that we can ensure we are prepared to address industry pain points and remain compliant in our approaches.
What has been your favorite part of working here so far?
I’ve really enjoyed digging into our existing data (I’m a data geek at heart) and working with the team to help shape the evolution of our platform and how we package the data and help our clients gain insights and value from the data, but most of all I’ve enjoyed getting to know the impressive OMNY Health team! Every day I am learning and innovating, which is very energizing!
What are your favorite pastimes outside of work?
Taking long walks in nature with my family. We live in upstate NY and are fortunate to have trails and beautiful waterfalls at our doorstep.
What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
People are often surprised that I am relatively handy with machines.
My parents purchased a hundred year old farm home when I was a child and my father, who was an engineer, taught me at any early age how operate all types of equipment from an early age, not just the lawnmower, but things like chainsaws, log splitters, sanders, drills, etc. My dad and I built our first computer together in the early 80’s, which got me hooked on programming and was influential in my career path. I’ve just kicked off a project with my 10-year old daughter to build a treehouse in our backyard!
What future opportunities do you see for OMNY Health in the market?
With the rise of precision medicine, it’s an exciting time to be part of the data and analytics business, which shines in its ability to use advanced analytics to find the cohorts of patients or providers that would benefit most from greater access to targeted therapies. We have a tremendous opportunity to bring together health systems, medical providers, manufacturers, and patients to improve care pathways and patient outcomes.
OMNY Health is unique in that we offer a secure, compliant platform to unite these stakeholders, as well as tools customized with patented technologies to deliver hard to extract insights from complex data streams such as physician notes, images, and labs. The marketplace itself is easy to use and aims to provide either data or decision support tools to accelerate time to insights and improvements.
How do you see the company’s strategy evolving in these dynamic times?
The availability of new streams of data from ‘omics, devices (e.g. IOT), and patient-reported outcomes provide new opportunities to deliver value back to health systems, providers, and patients to improve outcomes. I foresee that we will continue to look at opportunities to bring these types of data together so that healthcare stakeholders can improve the quality of care that can be provided, but always focused on doing so in a secure and compliant environment.
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