Specializing in principle reports and distributed medical software, Kathleen A. Hodge became interested in automation due to her love for mathematics. Since 2012, she has been a reporting analyst for Compulink Health Solutions, previously serving the company as an electronic data interchange supervisor from 2008 to 2012. The company provides specialty-specific medical software that incorporates what clients need to run their practices smoothly. Prior to this role, Ms. Hodge began her career as the executive director of the Feminist Women’s Health Center of Orange County in 1981, remaining in this role for two years before becoming a network administrator for Pacific West from 1986 to 1993. She then worked as a programmer and support technician for Santiago in Newport Beach, California, from 1995 to 2001 and a report programmer in the medical legal services section of Pepper Medical Management for four years.
Prior to the start of her professional career, Ms. Hodge pursued a formal education as a student at the University of Utah. Throughout her career, she has had a great deal of experience optimizing complex analysis of medical data, setting her apart from others in the field. Ms. Hodge was learning new methods of analysis involving machine learning and different types of products. There was always something new to learn. She wants to encourage people, especially women, to go into the field of computer programming because it was once a field short of labor.
Outside of her primary trade, Ms. Hodge was one of the original feminists involved in the women’s health movement. She received executive training from the Harvard University mobile executive training program. These efforts resulted in her co-authoring one book, “New View of a Woman’s Body,” which was published in 1978. The women’s health movement remained pertinent and even more so today. Involved in her local community, Ms. Hodge was active with the Union of Lesbians and Gay Men of Los Angeles in 1978 and was the incorporating secretary for Area Family Planning of Orange County from 1980 to 1983. Later on, she served as a medical sentry within Orange County, California, in 1997 and worked with the Lighthouse Ministry.
Ms. Hodge enjoys making new technology easy for the medical officers to adapt, rather than it being a barrier for them to move forward. Making it easy for them gives her a competitive edge in technology. Today, she resides in California with her loving wife, Carol Thomas, and is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.