Unconventional interdisciplinary background in medicine, technology and business. Key strength is to be a effective liaison between technical and clinical teams. Passionate about keeping up with emerging paradigms in technology and healthcare.

Summary

Before Disrupting Healthcare: What Innovators Need to Know.

 

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Jan 2014-Present: Startup

Working on an exciting opportunity in Health IT.

Jan 2007-Present: Multiplyd

Principal Consultant at Multiplyd. Multiplyd is a boutique consulting firm, focusing on enterprise and consumer health technology markets.

Feb 2014-Present: Self Care Catalysts

 Advisor to founding executive team at Self Care Catalysts.

Jan 2014-Present: Atomiton

Advisor to founding executive team at Atomiton.

Dec 2011-Jan 2015 : iActiveIT

Board Member. Advised the IActive executive team on healthcare applications of their artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Nov 2013-Oct 2014: BIOInformative

Advisor to founding executive team at BIOInformative.

Feb 2013-Jan 2014: Omnicell

 Director, Health IT Interoperability. Led the overall portfolio strategy for interoperability within the Health IT ecosystem (like EHRs, HIEs, Middleware firms). Responsible for establishing alliances with large vendors like Epic, Cerner. 

Jan 2008-Dec 2013: Northwestern University

Faculty InstructorM.S. Medical Informatics Graduate Program. It is a 11-course program that focuses on the principles of information creating and managing enterprise-wide health care information systems. It’s offered by the School of Continuing Studies in partnership with the Feinberg School of Medicine. I taught the core course on ‘Decision Support Systems in Healthcare‘.

Feb 2011-Feb 2013: UnitedHealth Group

Director, HIE Product Management at OptumInsight. Led strategic vision and execution of Health Information Exchange (HIE) product portfolio with >$60M annual revenue. Responsible for a team of 15 Product Managers leading business cases, functional requirements and roadmaps for multiple product lines.

Aug 2009-Feb 2011: Kaiser Permanente IT

06/10 – 02/11: Director, Medical Informatics. Led the clinical information management strategy for care delivery team. Supported planning and execution of all provider-facing efforts at national and regional levels. Analyzed new technology trends and opportunities to foster innovation within the organization portfolio.

 

 08/09 – 06/10: Director, Advanced Analytics. Managed a team of nine members focused on research, evaluation and implementation of next-generation analytic tools and technologies. Also collaborated with KP Garfield Innovation Center on new clinical ideas and concepts.

Jan 2003-Aug 2009: GE Healthcare IT

01/08 – 08/09: Clinical Product Manager, Global Engineering. Worked with various teams to orchestrate global connectivity strategy for product portfolio. Responsible for identifying and prioritizing new opportunities and requirements around them.

 

06/06 – 01/08: Senior Clinical Informaticist, Global Engineering. Liaised with GE Global Research Center to transition relevant emerging technologies to healthcare IT product portfolio. Worked with marketing and engineering teams on workflow, design and content of products. Lead Intellectual Property efforts for the organization.

 

07/05 – 06/06: Lead Clinical Analyst, Systems Engineering. Managed a team of seven clinicians across five product areas: Lab, Pharmacy, Acute Care, Perioperative, & Perinatal. Team identified system specifications; provided clinical verification, validation and consulting related to clinical workflow and content.

 

01/03 – 07/05: Clinical Specialist, Services & Implementation. Led implementation projects for GE Centricity Clinical Information System product line. Coordinated post-sale implementations with customer and project management teams.

Experience

Development and implementation of Healthcare IT applications like Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Health Information Exchanges (HIE), Computerized clinical decision support in Healthcare, Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence in Healthcare, Evidence-based medicine applications, Healthcare Data modeling and knowledge representation, Human-Computer Interaction, User Interface Design, Data Visualization
Product Strategy & Management, Product Execution (requirements management, UX, design, release management, documentation, etc), Business Development, Inbound/Upstream Marketing, Intellectual Property Management, Emerging Technology Monitoring & Evaluation
SQL, Pascal, Perl, VB, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Content Management Platforms (WordPress, Mediawiki), UI/UX, Graphic Design (GIMP), Software Engineering Cycle, Scrum (Agile) Methodology for Application Development

Skills

1. Speaker, Personalized Medicine World Congress 2013, California.
2. Certified Agile Scrum Product Owner (2011)
3. Consultant on SBIR Phase 1 NIH Grant 1R43LM010750-01, “Voice Based, Workflow Enhancing, Primary Care Medical Data Input System”. Awarded in 2010. PI Daniel J. Riskin.
4. Keynote Speaker, Predictive Analytics & Data Visualization Conference at Garfield Center for Innovation, Kaiser Permanente (March 2010).
5. Second place at the 2007 Business Plan Competition and ‘Mitsubishi International Award’ ($15,000) at the 11th Annual Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge hosted by University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
6. Intellectual Property Lead for GE Healthcare Enterprise Solutions business (2007-2009)
7. Business lead for ‘Healthcare Information Markets’ spring 2007 project with EdgeLab. (a GE collaboration with University of Connecticut Business School)
8. Primary inventor on USPTO patent 8,348,839  (granted Jan 2013) and patent application 20080255875 filed by GE Healthcare in 2006-2007. Co-inventor on 3 other applications.
9. Finalist in the 2003 American Medical Informatics Association Paper Competition.
10. Six Sigma Green Belt, GE Corporate Certification, 2003.

Honors

1. Mentor, UCSF Healthcare Lean Launchpad Program (2015)
2. Co-Founder, Panaceon.com– Offering remote monitoring for movement based disorders and physical therapy.  (2011-12)
3. Mentor, Kellogg Venture Community (2010-2013)
4. President, Healthcare and Biotechnology Club, Kellogg School of Management (2008-09)
5. Co-Founder, Varna Research- A clinical data and trials outsourcing company (2007-08)
6. Executive Committee Member, Indian Medical Informatics Association (2007-2008)
7.Core Member, Lab. of Decision Making & Cognition, Columbia University, NY (2002-03)

Affiliations

1. Author, “Retail Healthcare Service Model: Is it Applicable in India?” India@Kellogg: 76-77, Publication of the India Business Conference 2008, Kellogg School of Management.

2. Author, “Specifying design criteria for electronic medical record interface using cognitive framework”. American Medical Informatics Association. AMIA Ann. Symp. Proc. 2003:594-8. Invited as speaker to present it at AMIA 2003 Symposium, Washington D.C.

3. Co-Author, “Synchronizing Patient, Provider and Payer Relationships”. Unpublished 2008 whitepaper with Dipak C. Jain (Dean, Kellogg School of Management).

4. Co-Author, “An experimental system for comparing speed, accuracy & completeness of physician data entry using electronic & paper methods”. AMIA Ann. Symp. Proc. 2003:812.

5. Contributor, “A tool for abstracting relevant classes of concepts: the Common Ancestry Summarizer.Medinfo. 2004;11 (Part 1):449-53.

Publications

2011: M.B.A., Kellogg School of Mgmt., Northwestern University
2002: Masters in Medical Informatics, Columbia University
2000: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery* (M.B.B.S), Delhi University
*equivalent to M.D. qualification in United States

Education