Anna Fernandez On the Future of Healthcare

Leveraging Big Data, Precision Medicine Key


Anna Fernandez, Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton talks about her work to enhance data discovery and the future of healthcare.


Video transcript provided below.

AF: My name is Anna Fernandez, Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Interviewer: Can you tell us the most exciting thing that you are working on?

AF: Right now I’m helping a non profit set up a next-generation data warehouse where they are integrating clinical trial data across imaging and phenotypic datasets. More to enhance discovery and to allow researchers to come in and do ancillary studies.

Interviewer: What policies, technologies or strategies will have the biggest impact in healthcare in the next 5 to 10 years?

AF: Some of the government initiatives, such as the 21st Century Cures Act and all the precision medicine cancer moonshot efforts, are really going to drive health care and precision medicine which requires analytics.

A strong believer of the following: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

Experienced Business Intelligence (BI) Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Started the profession career in Thorogood Associates based in Bangalore, India and have worked on various data-warehousing projects for major players in the FMCG and Insurance Industry across the globe. Served in the capacity of technical lead for a number of BI projects which involves designing the BI system and leveraging work to junior consultants.

Currently pursing Master’s in Business Administration at Smith School of Business, University of Maryland with a focus on Supply Chain and Operations. The fascination towards the power of data, especially in a supply chain of an industry was the driving factor for me to have come back to school from professional life.

Skilled in Microsoft BI stack (SQL,SSAS,SSRS), Teradata, Tableau and Qlikview. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) focused in Production Engineering from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India.