Sherry N. Farrugia
As the COO of the Pediatric Technology Center (PTC), Ms. Farrugia manages daily activities associated with the Center, and the overall execution of key business initiatives to improve efficiency, effectiveness and reduce administrative costs. She provides executive level leadership for business and operational functions such as budget planning and organization of team process around a function. This includes providing insight into the innovations, new technologies and start up developed as a result of the partnership. Prior to this position Ms. Farrugia was the Managing Director of Health IT at Georgia Tech. In this role she was responsible for developing the health IT strategy specifically as it relates to digital health, connecting faculty to health IT/digital health industry partners, and mentoring health IT and digital health startups.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Sherry owned a successful consulting company where she worked with healthcare companies advising them on new market opportunities, and launching new verticals, and worked with startups advising them on market strategy and business plan. She also co-founded and sold a health IT company to McKesson HBO & Company in the early ’90s whose technology was focused on point-of-care documentation and tracking both clinical and financial outcomes – technology McKesson is still using in their systems today.
Ms. Farrugia is currently an advisory board member of Technology Association of Georgia Health (TAG), Health Connect South, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Metro Chamber, BioScience Leadership Council, and Vice President of the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI).