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Carina Edwards

Chief Executive Officer


Carina Edwards is the CEO of Quil, the joint venture between Comcast NBCUniversal and Independence Blue Cross aimed at revolutionizing healthcare by empowering patients and their support teams to answer "What Happens Next?" on their healthcare journeys. Quil's digital health companion empowers users with step-by-step, personalized directions from the first point of intervention through recovery delivering information where and when they need it, on their smartphone, computer, or TV. Prior to joining Quil, Carina served in executive positions at Imprivata, Nuance, Zynx Health, and Philips Healthcare. In 2016, she was appointed to the board of directors of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. In 2019, she was named by Becker's Healthcare as "Female Health IT Leaders to Know." Carina received her MBA from Boston College and her BS in MIS & Decision Sciences from George Mason University.



One in five Americans today is an unpaid caregiver. That's 54 million adults caring for somebody over the age of 65 in an unpaid capacity. Think about the 'Silver Tsunami' as it's called. That aging boomer population is going to be 90 million seniors by 2040. We don't have the supply chain of staffing and medical support to keep these people in their homes for as long as possible because that's their wishes. 89% of seniors say I want to live in my home as long as possible.
We all love our ambient voice speakers that are around us. But let's be clear, when you're connected who has access to that data? I think that’s a privacy concern. Nobody wants cameras in their home per se. But you do want ambient sensors. There's been a lot of great technology advances. We're using these pucks that can literally detect patterns that detect falls.
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