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Health innovation advisor; former team member 

Role
OODA Health
Co-Founder and Director of Partnerships & BD

Midori Uehara

What are you currently working on?
I’m working at OODA Health, a new start-up on a mission to transform healthcare payments and remove unnecessary friction and confusion from the system.

What do you want to solve? How? Why?
I want to solve the problem of administrative complexity, a major driver of unnecessary costs in the US healthcare system. If we could make our fee-for-service world look more like an integrated health system, quality will improve, costs will go down, and people might finally understand their insurance and bills.

What do you think everyone should google to learn more about?
The history of their neighborhoods.

What is the coolest thing you've learned in 2018?
The world has only two words for tea.

What are you listening to?
Reply All, a podcast about the intersection of technology and society - it’s very funny. I learn about internet memes and phenomena.

What are you reading or what have you read recently that you love?
I’m reading Chanson Douce, a withering social commentary by French writer, Leila Slimani, winner of the Prix Goncourt (French literary prize) in 2016.

 
 

What's your secret talent no one knows about?
I can wiggle my ears.

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