CEO and Founder, Lens Technology
Esther Go is the self-professed ‘chief geek’ at MediLink Network Inc., a Philippines-based health tech company that is transforming healthcare access across the country.
For Go, more formally known as the company CEO, MediLink is all about democratizing healthcare – enabling efficient, accessible and affordable healthcare through technology innovation.
Go, who studied computer science at undergraduate level before receiving an MBA from Harvard, joined the company in 2006 when it had only seven employees. Inspired by how ATMs had transformed the banking business, she wanted to develop a platform that could do something similar for the healthcare ecosystem.
The result was the creation of an electronic network across the country that provides trusted transactions between patients, healthcare providers and insurers. It is the only fully-electronic health network in a country where healthcare provision can be extremely fragmented, and has over two million members and a network of over 30,000 doctors and more than 700 health facilities.
The company also provides health-tech services ranging from eligibility verification, transaction authorization, claim processing and fraud analytics.