Here at MyHealthMath, we love our team. Each month, we select a team member to share with our network, so that you can get to know us from the inside out. This month’s team member is Ian Liphart.
What inspired you to work at MyHealthMath?
My journey into health-tech began when I was shadowing in a clinical environment and I felt frustrated by the confusing inefficiencies in the healthcare system. I wanted to be in a position where I could help to fix these frustrations, and health-tech companies seemed to be making progress. MyHealthMath stood out to me for a few reasons. First, I had been working with Dr. Coté on the COVID-19 hack-a-thon, and we really hit it off since she is so fantastic. Secondly, I knew that Portland was a great place to work and live!
What’s your day-to-day like at MyHealthMath? How has working here furthered your professional and personal goals?
Ian Liphart (he/him/his), Healthcare Strategy Partner
I work cross-functionally between sales, marketing, and operations. My client work mostly involves servicing implementation, renewals, and outreach to our partners. On the operations side I gather information for health plans and get them ready for our system. I also gather data surrounding participation and engagement. In marketing, I work on a lot of different projects supporting our brand’s digital strategy and our marketing director.
Professionally, I have found that there is a lot of energy in this health-tech niche, which I really like. I appreciate the broader questions that MyHealthMath asks, and I like how we are working towards changing the consumer health experience. At MHM it feels like there is great opportunity to make an impact.
Personally, my goal is to get great cross-functional experience both in the benefits space and the tech space, and my role at MyHealthMath keeps me from getting too siloed.
Describe a rewarding project that you have worked on during your time at MyHealthMath.
I was part of the editing team for a white paper about the socio-economic impacts of healthcare. MyHealthMath wrote this paper with the help of some of our partners, and we focused on targeting the relationship between income tier and HSA contributions. Our goal was to bring attention to the burden that is placed on employees who must pay high deductibles at the beginning of the year, before having saved money in their HSA accounts. I really enjoyed the data visualization aspect that made our points come to life, and I think that this white paper is the kind of thing that needs to be shared widely. I was glad to be a part of it.
What goals do you have for the future of MyHealthMath?
I hope that MyHealthMath can grow our team, because we have a great crew and are doing innovative work. I think that we can leverage our position and data to reduce the inefficiencies that our really complicated health systems have produced. I also hope that we can increase transparency so that the people involved can make informed decisions. I’m an indecisive person, and I especially dislike making decisions without all the information I need, so this hits close to home for me; I empathize with the tricky choices the consumers have.
What is your favorite thing about working with the MyHealthMath Team?
I adore that we have a phenomenal team of people who understand how to work hard while making the hard work look easy. We have a culture that supports each other when personal and professional challenges arise; this starts with the leadership team and goes all the way down. As a prospective employee, I could not have imagined a team this positive.
What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
Portland has a wealth of opportunities for biking, skiing and running. During the pandemic, the outdoors is where I can interact with my close friends outside of work. I really like perusing google satellite view in my free time as well.