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The Many Sides of Digital Health with Liz Peloso

February 2, 2021

Liz Peloso has experienced digital health from many sides. With roughly a decade's experience as a practicing nurse, a decade in private sector health consulting, and a decade in global health, she can speak for multiple actors in this field.

 

In this episode, Liz recounts how technology has helped and hurt her work, as a neonatal intensive care nurse, as a clinical transformation consultant, and as a responder to the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. In each chapter of her life, Liz shares key insights into the business of making change in healthcare.

 

Most recently, Liz was the Global Director for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project, to improve the collection and use of immunization data in sub-Saharan Africa. This included the development and implementation of electronic immunization registries in both Tanzania and Zambia. She has been a special advisor to the Ministry of Health in Rwanda overseeing the Rwanda Health Enterprise Architecture Project, which saw the successful implementation of a full Health Information Exchange. She worked as a senior manager in the National Health practice of a large consulting company, as well as for one of the largest EMR system vendors, before leaving to focus on Global Health exclusively.