Kyna Fong

Kyna Fong
Co-founder, ElationEMR


I’ve been involved in physicians’ practices for as long as I can remember. My dad is a physician with his own practice, and at various points in time I’ve served as full-time receptionist, billing staff, and office manager. I’ve also been fortunate enough to interact with healthcare at a policy level. Currently I am an economics professor at Stanford University, focused on healthcare and game theory, and recently I spent two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy at UC Berkeley and UCSF. I also have a background in computer science.

I helped found Elation because I felt compelled. I see an immense threat to patient care brought on by inadequate IT systems and a vast disconnect between policy-makers and front-line clinicians. Technology has offered dramatic improvements in so many other aspects of life. Why not this critically important one? That’s where Elation fits in, and that’s why I’m here.


Data and Analytics
Location: Plaza Room A Level: Non-technical
Moderated by:
Darren Hite (Aberdare Ventures)
Kuang Chen (Captricity), Mohit Kaushal (West Health), Kyna Fong (ElationEMR), Geoffrey Nudd (ClearCare)
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The goal of this panel is to bring health and tech perspectives together for a deep dive into the ever-present problem of data stuck on paper forms. We’ll hear four panelists, representing payers, strategists, healthcare technology VCs, and health-oriented startups, give their perspectives on the persistence of paper and the value of extracting health data from paper forms. Read more.


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