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Tracy I. Wang: Turning Numbers Into Action for Healthier Communities

Elevance Health Impact February 14, 2024

As digital solutions director, Tracy I. Wang navigates complex health data and figures. But she isn't just crunching numbers. For Wang, it's all about the people behind the data, and improving their health.

Wang creates health management analytics tools that gather and analyze aggregated consumer health information. The data from these tools helps identify health risks, uncovers health-related social needs, and helps Elevance Health develop practical strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Working with internal teams and external partners, she makes sure they are all using the data consistently. She also represents Elevance Health on the Operating Committee of the Gravity Project, a nationwide collaborative to set standards for social health data.

Taiwan-born and influenced by her American and Chinese roots, Wang is passionate about her culture and community. She also cherishes family — especially when she’s challenging them in a game of hoops!

How do you strive for and maintain good health?

I strive for holistic health that considers the whole person: physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual. These dimensions interrelate to contribute to my overall well-being. Things that help me stay healthy and energized include eating nutritious foods, drinking at least 10 cups of water daily, and exercise. I also watch YouTube videos or read to relax and wind down. I count my blessings each day and focus on what I have rather than don’t have.

Do you do any community service or volunteering?

I stay active in the school, church, and community, serving in various leadership, mentorship, and peer counseling roles. I have been blessed with many spiritual gifts and valuable positions and I want to leverage them to be a positive influence and resource to people around me. Individuals matter to me.

I minister to young people navigating life’s major crossroads and women in challenging relationships. I mentor students from high school, college, and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy?

My kids call me old fashioned. I love live performances for plays or musicals, concert dances, and classical music. I learned how to pronounce the hard composer names, so I don’t stumble as a master of ceremonies for my son’s annual piano recitals. I enjoy road biking with family and friends or shooting basketballs. I used to play on my high school’s basketball team and can still challenge my husband and two boys at Horse.

Could you share some intriguing aspects about yourself?

My family of origin immigrated from Taiwan to the United States when I was in the fifth grade, so I’m considered an American raised Chinese (ARC) or 1.5 generation Chinese American. I try to form an identity that honors both cultures and seek higher wisdom in parenting my second-generation children. By staying engaged in the kids’ world throughout their development period, I’m able to stay on top of the many things going on in their lives and help develop their character. This pays off as my husband and I enjoy the reward of raising independent, respectable young men who possess a strong faith and embrace two cultures.

Can you recall an occasion when your work had a beneficial effect on consumers or the health system?

I appreciate hearing how associates are using the suite of whole health management analytics tools to successfully meet their business needs, such as supporting population health management strategy or regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Can you share work achievements that you hold in high regard?

I’m especially proud of my time as an enterprise patient safety lead, aligning Elevance Health efforts with national priorities and managing award-winning “Patient Safety First… a California Partnership for Health” (PSF) with external stakeholders.

I have the privilege to share how Elevance Health is advancing health equity with data-driven insights at national conferences organized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), eSolutions Xchange, and Resource Initiative & Society for Education (RISE). Attendees can learn from our experiences and apply key takeaways to their own settings, further advancing our purpose, improving the health of humanity.

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