April 24 2019

Employee Spotlight: Grace Wang

Clarify Employee Spotlight April 2019 Grace Wang
1. What is your position at Clarify and what do you do?
As a data product manager at Clarify, I work at the intersection of Data, Product, Engineering and Commercialization. One of my key responsibilities is to work with several data teams to deliver insights early in the customer lifecycle. Another responsibility is to create and run our customer-facing data operations. Given Clarify’s significant investment in different data sets, this is certainly an exciting area to work in.

2. What excites you most about Clarify?
At Clarify, we are working on several opportunities that we believe will significantly improve the delivery of healthcare and directly impact patient lives. I am excited to work alongside passionate and talented colleagues who are similarly inspired to make change.

3. How did you hear about Clarify / How did you get here?
I learned about Clarify through a running buddy who had worked with several Clarify colleagues. This friend referred me when I offhandedly mentioned that I was looking for jobs in healthcare analytics.

Prior to Clarify, I had worked in finance and technology for over a decade. I had a great job by most measures, but I wasn’t passionate about my work and was just running on momentum. A few key events led me to reevaluate how I invested my time and energy, and I decided that I wanted to pursue a more socially-impactful career in healthcare.

4. What aspect of your role do you enjoy most?
I really enjoy the cross-functional nature of my role. My role provides a lot of variety and gives me the opportunity to interact with and learn from a diverse group of people, both internal and external to Clarify.

5. What project have you worked on here that you’re most proud of?
I am proud of the bundle program prediction project. The algorithm and tool help care coordinators and nurse navigators identify patients who might be eligible for a bundle and provide the most appropriate path of care.

While I played a small role in the project (real-time EMR integration), it was very satisfying to see how the data piece fit into the end-to-end flow of patient care.

6. If you weren’t working at Clarify or in healthcare / technology in general, what would you be doing?
I would most likely be a teacher. Some of the most influential people in my life have been my teachers and mentors (I can name every single one of my teachers from K through 12). I think that teaching is one of the most important yet underrated professions. As a teacher, one has the opportunity to help shape future generations.

My retirement plan, on the other hand, is to combine my love for cats and coffee to open a cat café in Hawaii, where I would shelter and adopt out homeless cats and serve locally roasted, ethically-sourced coffee.

7. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I have enthusiastically leaped out of planes and off of cliffs.

8. What’s your favorite app?
Google Translate. I love to travel but am hopelessly incompetent at learning new languages.

9. Where is the coolest place you’ve traveled?
I have visited over 35 countries, so it’s challenging to pick the coolest place. However, my South Africa trip does stand out as the perfect combination of adventure, history, scenery, wildlife, and wine.

10. Salty or sweet?

11. Favorite book, movie, and musician/band?
My favorites change with my mood, but without overthinking:

Book: I really enjoyed The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and just about every other work I’ve read by Haruki Murakami.
Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Musician/Band: I’m a sucker for great lyrics and storytelling, so I’d have to say Bob Dylan and maybe The Lumineers for something a little more contemporary.

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