Back to Newsroom JAELYNN WILLIAMS JOINS HIT LIKE A GIRL PODCAST TO DISCUSS LIFESAVING CARE IN CRITICAL MOMENTS Share On... by Air Methods posted October 28, 2020 Our CEO, JaeLynn Williams, opened up about her advocacy for saving lives and her ambitious goal for AirMethods to be 100% in-network with health insurance companies on this week’s episode of the HIT Likea Girl Podcast.Williams spoke with hosts Joy Rios and Robin Roberts about the unconventional path that led her towhere she is today, her belief that patients shouldn’t have to worry about the cost of an emergencyairlift, and integrating patient data from emergency flights to allow for more connectivity across the carecontinuum.The mission of the HIT Like a Girl podcast is to amplify women who are making major contributions tohealthcare, technology, or the intersection of health IT.Here are a few highlights from the interview:“If I had a magic wand tomorrow and I could make people (insurance companies) come to the table andnegotiate, that would be tremendous. I think the second thing would be automation. So, working onthings like bringing NLP to coding and connectivity and really augmenting artificial intelligence and deepdata analytics. The air medical industry could really benefit from that and I believe it is a criticalcomponent of healthcare.”“In the EMS world we use a pretty standard EHR system, but I think a challenge that exists, or theopportunity that exists, is that they’re not really fully integrated or fully interface with the hospitalsystem EHRs. Bringing those two universes together and having that be a seamless interface andpotentially even a bi-directional interface as appropriate would help facilitate some of what I see asopportunity to measure outcomes better and leakage better.”Additionally, Jaelynn offered advice to women in the industry: “Care about what you are doingprofessionally, look for areas to improve and don’t self-select away from opportunities because you don’tfeel ‘fit’ for them.”Check out the full episode here.