User Growth Intern at Figure 1
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The purpose of user growth is to acquire new users to use a product or service. In the case of the internship at Figure 1, user growth is acquiring health care professionals for medical collaboration. Figure 1 is a tech startup based in Toronto, Ontario that has created a free mobile app and web platform which allows healthcare professionals around the world to share medical cases and knowledge. During the internship period, the author performed relevant health informatics work that included network analysis, analytics, database management and SQL, and product overviews. Other areas of relevance that the author explored during the period included: verification, deidentification, and machine learning. The author was also able to identify, and analyze a problem within the current procedures of the company. Additionally, the author derived a proposed solution to this problem, using the knowledge gained during the internship as well as the courses taken in the health informatics program at Dalhousie. The solution involved automating a current manual process that would improve both the efficiency, and the overall experience within the app.