In brief

  • Carina Edwards is on a mission to make better, happier, healthier aging possible. How? Using innovative AI digital technologies.
  • Explore her drive to enable caregivers and the aging populations to live their fullest life.
  • Learn why it was so important that Quil took the Parity Pledge in 2019.
  • Hear why it’s really important for all of us to mentor the next generation.

In this compelling interview for our Women in Life Science series, Matthew Brooks of Accenture talks with the CEO of Quil, Carina Edwards.  

Quil, a joint venture of Independence Health Group and Comcast, is committed to serving both aging adults and their families, caregivers, providers, and communities that support them—using technology to help people age on their own terms and thrive. At the helm is Carina Edwards.

Carina shares her perspectives on what drives her in her work and why it matters. She also delves into her experience as a leader, and the importance of mentoring the next generation of leaders, specifically women.

Interview: Carina Edwards, Quil

Matthew Brooks: Hello, I’m Matthew Brooks. I’m our Northeast Digital Health Lead for Applied Intelligence and CTO of one of our digital health products called INTIENT.

And I’m here today with Carina Edwards, who’s the CEO of Quil, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with to bring a solution to market focused on helping those of us who care for loved ones who live at home alone through use of pretty innovative AI digital technologies. So, Carina, welcome and thank you for taking some time today with us.

Carina Edwards: Hey, Matt, thanks for having me.

MB: It would be great if we could just start with you sharing a bit about your background and journey as a leader in this space.

CE: Sure. So. Carina Edwards. I am the CEO of Quil. We are the digital health joint venture between Comcast, NBC Universal, and Independence Blue Cross. And, you know, I’ve spent the last 23 years of my career in healthcare technology, and so I’ve always had this really kind of purpose-driven background to say, listen—I was never smart enough to be a doctor, I always say, like, they’re like amazing individuals.

But I do have the technology skills to make patient outcomes better and help them in workflows and really bring technology to support the amazing part of giving care. And so, it’s been something that’s followed me throughout my career, and thrilled to be here on this program with you.

Enjoy the full conversation with Carina Edwards, here.