As the child of a volunteer EMT, Shanel Fields was inspired by her father’s experiences as a first responder to launch a healthcare technology company in the 911 space that focuses on ensuring the appropriate use of finite emergency resources and improving long-term patient outcomes. In 2018, she leveraged her mobile and healthcare technology expertise to launch MD Ally, an EMS telemedicine platform that enables collaborative partnerships between public safety and provider organizations for large-scale mobile integrated healthcare initiatives. Shanel has found that driving innovation in the 911 space has fulfilled her desire to positively impact the world around her and improve the health of all citizens, particularly when they’re at their most vulnerable moments.
Prior to launching MD Ally, Shanel attended Wharton Business School where she majored in Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, as well as worked alongside life-long EMS researchers to study patient ER utilization and first responder advocacy. For more than a decade, she’s worked for innovative companies like AT&T and athenahealth, Inc., where she has scaled and led impact-focused growth teams focused on enterprise health systems, payers, and independent health entities.