Sharon Samjitsingh co-founded Health Care Originals to address a need for change in respiratory monitoring with the goal of ensuring health equity along the continuum of care for respiratory disease. She is one of fewer than 1,900 professionals worldwide with the triple certification of PMP®, PMI-SP® and PMI-RMP®. Samjitsingh was named TechRochester’s Technology Woman of the Year in 2020, and in 2019 was listed among the Top 100 in Fem Tech and Health Tech by Women of Wearables. In 2019 she was included in the Names Dress, (www.namesdress.com) a 3D-printed conceptual art piece that incorporated over 300 names of current and historic women in science, technology, engineering, art and math; the dress was on museum display in Florence, Italy. Samjitsingh has over 27 years’ experience in engineering, project, corporate management and technical entrepreneurship. She earned her master's degree at the University of Rochester. Previously, she led group projects for an international conglomerate, overseeing a project portfolio exceeding $100 million. She heads governance, marketing and business development at HCO.
Health Care Originals provides innovative solutions for respiratory care along the care continuum, helping patients achieve better health and researchers obtain real-world evidence. At the core of HCO's technology suites is a proprietary wearable, ADAMM, that collects and analyzes lung data. HCO has been revolutionizing the respiratory clinical trials space in areas such as asthma, COPD, radiation pneumonitis, chronic cough and interstitial lung disease by enabling the collection of real-world evidence among diverse groups of patients. HCO's Nightingale programs allow people with asthma and COPD to be healthier by accessing on-demand, meaningful feedback through daily ADAMM monitoring, text tips and guidance from respiratory therapists and life coaches.
The EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator ™ works with diverse social entrepreneurs and organizations improving social determinants of health in their community, which are health risk factors, especially for underserved populations. Social determinants include, but are not limited to, race bias, income, education, stress, pollution, housing availability, transportation and access to healthy foods.