Ting Shih is the CEO and co-founder of ClickMedix, an award winning mHealth, social enterprise that she conceived while a grad student at MIT. ClickMedix works to help health organizations provide patients across the globe with expedited healthcare services at a lower cost. ClickMedix supplies more than 20 countries across four continents with telehealth services. Before ClickMedix, she helped to design and launch technology services, working for many different organizations including the U.S. Department of Defense, IBM and GlaxoSmithKline. Ting received a BS in computer science from Carnegie Mellon before completing masters programs at both Carnegie Mellon and MIT, from which she received a MS in science and information technology, and a dual MBA and MS in systems engineering, respectively.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- What a social enterprise is and how it’s different from a nonprofit (4:34)
- How a liberal arts degree can still help you break into a career in the healthcare-technology field (16:56)
- Why passion is especially important to have in this field (22:28)
- What Ting says are the best and worst parts of her job (24:02,25:59)
- How Ting has followed her best career advice to “do what makes you happy” (28:39)
- If you want to learn more about what Ting does as the co-founder and ceo of ClickMedix and how she built her career check out T4C episode #629