I feel very passionate about the healthcare profession, and see it as a way of contributing positively to society.
Balla Sailaja
Clinical Research Associate
May 6, 2019

Altruista Health Salutes Balla Sailaja During Nurses Week

Balla Sailaja is a clinical research associate in Altruista's Hyderabad, India, office. She completed her master's in nursing at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences and has been with Altruista since 2016.

Why did you go into nursing?
I believe that nursing is one of the most interesting and growing careers available today, and I enjoy the difference I can make in my patients’ hospital experience. As a nurse, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of medical settings, and have enjoyed the experience of learning the routines in each type of facility. It gave me great satisfaction to invest my time in an industry that is expanding and enriching patients’ lives every day. I wanted to do something that is challenging, interesting and makes a real difference. I feel very passionate about the healthcare profession, and see it as a way of contributing positively to society. I’ve always loved nursing. Interacting with patients and their families is extremely rewarding.

How has your role as a nurse changed since you've been in nursing?
I love the fact that Altruista serves millions of members and one can coordinate overall patient health, service utilization and grievance handling, all on a single platform. As a clinical research associate for the India clinical research team, I help in the creation of assessments, health articles, analysis and development of the HEDIS and condition rules, and so on. What I like about Altruista most is having a supporting team that has helped and guided me throughout my journey here.

What inspires you most in your day-to-day work?
I am inspired by doing research and leveraging clinical knowledge, skills and expertise to influence the way technology is developed and deployed across the GuidingCare® platform.

How do the mission and/or values of Altruista support your nursing career?
By providing evidence-based, person-centered care management through identification of specific member needs (by using assessments), and raising awareness of healthy lifestyles within the communities we serve.