AboutTechnology is the strongest force shaping society today. I believe in leveraging it to empower people, especially when it comes to their health and wellness.
In the near future, with supercomputers (aka smart phones) in our pockets and sensors in our clothes, the average person will be able to collect, share, and use information to make smarter health decisions in real time, supported by health care providers, coaches, researchers, and family members, even when they’re not physically with us.
I’ve been working toward this vision for more than a decade, leading federal programs, defining business strategies, designing digital products, and inspiring others through public speaking. Since high school I’ve bridged the gaps among diverse groups. Today I identify with entrepreneurs, policy wonks, business leaders, and designers. This cross-pollination of perspectives energizes me. I am curious, passionate, and determined. I love creative problem solving, developing solutions that are both useful and beautiful, and collaborating with talented teams.
Work With Me
Lygeia means "clear voiced" in ancient Greek. I started Clear Voice Consulting in 2007 to help clients succeed in the fast-paced environment of consumer engagement and digital health. I put my practice on hold for several years to launch the Consumer eHealth Program at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) at the US Department of Health. I reopened Clear Voice in 2014 to provide the following services:
Product Development – I help you improve your product or service and incorporate the consumer perspective into its your product or service and incorporate the consumer perspective into its content and design. [more]
Press & Awards
These are some of my news and media highlights related to digital health.
The Health-Care Industry is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves [Wall Street Journal]
Consumers Now Calling for Meaningful Use [Healthcare IT News]
For Lygeia Ricciardi Patient Engagement is Personal [Govt Health IT]
The 7 Habits of Highly Patient Centric Providers [Forbes]
Do Your Medical Records Have Errors? [Angie's List]
2012 HHS Aims to Improve Patients’ Access to Electronic Records [USA Today]
Voted Among Top 10 Most Influential Women in Health IT
Fierce Health IT
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS • Awarded for “putting consumer eHealth on the map”
Social Media Influencer
Included in the #HIT100 Twitter Influencers list for health IT every year (2010-2015)
Media and Messaging Expert
Received the Gold Aurora Award for excellence in video and the Pixie Award for outstanding work in animation for public outreach