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Episode 7 – The Value of Female Leadership in Healthcare


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Health Data Management’s named her as one of “The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT”. Health 2.0 awarded her their prestigious “Ten Year Industry Leader” One of the most widely accomplished healthcare technology leaders today, Helen Figge, SVP at LumiraDx personifies disruption, diversity, and the surging need for growth of female leadership in healthcare IT.

Helen Figge is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Six Sigma Lean Sensei, who’s served in 3 Fortune 500 companies and in highest levels of HIMSS leadership. An extensive healthcare leadership and technology background – Helen is responsible for building international collaborations and global healthcare practice solution portfolios.

More than that, she’s mission-based. Serving on CHIME as well as State Boards involving health & human rights, public health, pharmacy, Health 2.0, and WEDI. She’s won numerous awards, is often quoted, and lectures extensively on healthcare and healthcare IT.

In this riveting episode, Dr. Steve and Helen discuss:

  • Her powerful, personal story of challenge, growth, and perseverance
  • Dis-proportionality in female healthcare leadership
  • What makes women different and unique as leaders
  • The importance of education and learning what you “don’t know”
  • Why the best revenge is your own success


 I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Steve Ambrose on a podcast that covered a range of topics in healthcare information technology. The podcast logistics – communications, interview questions, scheduling and production – were every well managed.
A great experience that I would do again in an instance.

Dr. John Glaser
SVP, Population Health at CERNER

Discussion2 Comments

  1. Susan Carter

    I have had the pleasure to work with Helen for many years. She leads by example and is committed to advancing women in health IT. Those of us you know Helen, know her tireless commitment to healthcare, health IT and women’s issues. I consider Helen a pillar in the health IT community with her vast knowledge, experience and commitment. Great interview!

  2. steveambroseucla@gmail.com

    Susan, I have to say that it was a privilege and pleasure to work with Helen. Truly a gem and honest, insightful guest.

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