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From NASA to Health IT – Meet a Data Scientist

Nov 2018

HealthEC Chief Information Officer Sita Kapoor takes a closer look at her dynamic career path, population health management innovation, and the similarities between the first lunar landing and healthcare IT in the Digital Age.

As a data scientist, I don’t expect to walk on the moon anytime soon. But with the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” hitting theaters, I can’t help but draw some comparisons between the first lunar landing and the progress of healthcare IT in the digital age.

And I actually have a bit of aviation street cred to make a connection like this. I used to be part of an engineering team that programmed the navigational backup system for the U.S. Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, and I also worked on a NASA project interpreting encrypted satellite data to prevent spacecraft communication failure. Continue reading

Excerpt from HIMSS