Title: Senior Vice President, Global Strategies and Development
Organization: LumiraDx USA, Waltham, Mass.
Years in HIT: 13 years exclusively in healthcare IT with extensive prior experiences in the healthcare field
Previous roles: Vice President, Global Clinical Integrations Accountable Care Solutions, Alere; Director, Clinical Integrations, Alere; Senior Director, Career Services, Professional Development, HIMSS; Director, Client Office (last held position), Allscripts; IT Consultant, HIXNY; Vice President, Strategic Solutions (last held position), AmerisourceBergen; Manager, Clinical Operations, St. Peter’s Health Partners.
Primary achievements: Figge helped to create unique patient engagement opportunities and healthcare best practices that support LumiraDx’s health IT solution sets, ultimately facilitating the empowerment and education of healthcare consumers both nationally and on an international level. She influences end users on critical healthcare issues by understanding, educating and authoring white papers, columns, blog pieces and social media content.
Figge works to accelerate the adoption of healthcare management solutions by serving on boards and committees for a number of influential organizations, including HIMSS, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the State University of New York’s School of Public Health and Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, The Sullivan Institute and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).
Impact on HIT: Figge strives to encourage critical thinking of current health IT industry trends. As a talented writer and pharmacist by trade, Figge authors, presents, mentors and voices her opinions on critical healthcare issues through various social media venues as well as extensive committee involvement, helping to shape the way healthcare is practiced nationally and internationally. She has helped educate thousands of healthcare executives, leaders and clinicians about the changes needed to improve the healthcare industry. As a volunteer board and committee member for HIMSS, CHIME and other organizations that serve national and international platforms, Figge actively works to improve healthcare IT standards and increase user adoption and awareness on how best to use healthcare technology solutions to improve health. Figge likewise mentors extensively in the healthcare industry teaching and coaching others how to create a career in the healthcare IT industry of tomorrow.
Figge seeks new opportunities to engage patients through healthcare management solutions. Toward this end, she helped create a nationally recognized program that supports clinical adoption of LumiraDx’s health IT solutions, while also targeting the educational needs of patient populations, such as those suffering from obesity, diabetes and cardiac conditions. These programs have been used by several national and international clients.