Elisa Lo

Certified Health Information Management Professional
Canadian Institute for Health Information

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Never say never.

What do you do?

Compile, analyze and manage health care data to develop digital products and reporting tools for all stakeholders of the Canadian healthcare system.

Why did you choose this field?

I chose this field after spending my entire adult life as a primary caregiver for my family members who were diagnosed with terminal cancer and other chronic diseases. I was inspired by all the healthcare providers and allied health professionals who I engaged with throughout my caregiving journey. I am passionate to work in this field to make a significant impact on improving the healthcare system in Canada.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I wish I had more opportunities to participate in hackathons from around the world and connect with professionals outside of my industry to work on innovative solutions that solve common health problems.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love working in STEM because it's exciting to discover new insights from health care data. I wake up every morning and look forward to new challenges and exciting innovative projects that transforms the healthcare system.

Best advice for next generation?

The best advice is "Never give up on pursuing your dreams just because everyone around you tells you it's not possible! Never say never"

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Turn your wounds into wisdom" - Oprah Winfrey

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