Prestigious Women Awards Honorees: Krisanne Fieldhouse

Krisanne has been with Modernizing Medicine for over 13 years with a primary focus on practice management and operations. As Vice President of Product Management, she is leading strategic efforts to further develop the organization’s Health Business Solutions to bring operational improvements to the specialty health care markets.

 

Favorite quote: Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games — Babe Ruth

Fun fact: I’m an avid sports fan. I attribute that to being raised in Pittsburgh where local team loyalty and attending games were a part of growing up.

How do you unwind after a long day of work? Turning off technology for an hour to give my mind a rest.

What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? Earlier in my career, balancing motherhood and career was challenging. I initially struggled to create guardrails. Two strategies were extremely helpful in overcoming the balancing issues. 1. Prioritize family events scheduling them on my calendar to ensure I had the time and focus to be present in the moment. 2. Know that it’s OK to say No. This position opens you to delegation opportunities and for others to realize your time is important.

What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? While there have been several monumental moments of my career however the most monumental was being promoted to Vice President of Product Management leading Health Business Solutions for Modernizing Medicine. There’s nothing more rewarding than having the ability to make a positive impact in healthcare.

Who are your role models? Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Don’t let others manage your career.

What advice would you give a young woman at the start of her career? Seek out a mentor early in your career. A strong mentor will offer invaluable insight, guidance and perspective that will promote both personal and professional growth.

How does being a woman has impacted your career? As a woman in technology, I have always felt the need to constantly prove myself and work harder to find my place. As I have grown in my career, I make it a priority when mentoring women to encourage investment in themselves and focusing on their performance and growth and less on their gender.

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