My name is Karen Flores. I have graduated as a Medical Doctor and Computer Engineer, and have collaborated in the pharmaceutical research field evaluating and developing new models for testing the efficacy of drugs on neuronal ischemia. Additionally, I have collaborated on IoT research projects designing and developing a wireless modem for underwater transmission of data for coral reef monitoring and biology research. At the Faculty of Medicine, I have taught the following pre graduate courses: Development Biology and Pharmacology. And, I have collaborated in a couple of research publications. At the moment, I am working as a Lead Developer where I lead the design and development of various projects on cloud environments for IoT and Big Data applications. Recently, I will be graduating as a Master of Science in Health Care Informatics.
As a physician, I have always thought that health care delivery can be improved with the implementation of techniques and technologies that have originated from information technology. As a Computer Engineer, I have found that the constant, rapid evolution in technology allows this field to provide feasible and cost effective solutions to problems that at one-point seemed difficult or impossible to solve. Delivery of affordable high quality health care services is a very complex problem influenced by many factors within and outside the scope of health care delivery. Therefore, in order to achieve the goal of delivering high quality health care, is necessary to innovate the way health care is being delivered. As a result, my goal is to become a physician that applies Information Technology in the design, development and implementation of feasible, cost-effective solutions that guarantee high quality health care delivery. The contents displayed on this portfolio aim to demonstrate different implementation of Information Technology for health care deliver applications.