Members

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson


DR. GURIQBAL SINGH JAIYA

Member

  1. CEO of two Delhi-based Health IT startups; AIMS2HEALTH Pvt Ltd and VIRTUAL SATHI PVT Ltd.
  2. Internationally recognised IP expert from a business strategy perspective with 25 years of international experience in over 150 countries worldwide while working at the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland.
    Strong professional competency in teaching, training and consulting on all aspects of IP assets management issues in entrepreneurship, startups and business (be they nonprofit or for profit small, medium or large), schools, universities, and publicly funded research institutes.
  3. Co-chairman NASCAP, India; http://www.nascap.org
  4. Member, FICCI-CASCADE
  5. Member, Advisory Board, XLPAT (AI driven Patent Analytics Firm); en.xlpat.com
  6. Member, Advisory Board, Anand & Anand (IP Law Firm) https://www.anandandanand.com/
  7. Advisor, Haselfre Foundation; https://www.haselfrefoundation.org/

Email me: gsjaiya@gmail.com


Prof. SUPTENDRA NATH SARBADHIKARI

Member

I am a Health Informatics Educationist and Independent Consultant for Digital Health Standards, with a basic training as a medical doctor (University of Calcutta) who has done PhD in Biomedical Engineering from IIT, BHU, Varanasi. I am included in the Roster (of Experts) for Digital Health of the World Health Organization (WHO). Formerly I was Dean (Academics and Student Affairs) and Professor (Health Informatics) at IIHMR, Delhi. Previously, I was leading a Project of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, as the first Project Director for the Centre for Health Informatics of the National Health Portal (NHP). I am a Founder Member of HL7 FHIR Foundation and I have been an Expert Adviser for the ELAG (e-Learning Advisory Group) of SNOMED-CT. I’m Founder Director of Supten Institute. I am a member of the Board of Governors, Commonwealth University College of Medicine, Saint Lucia. I am an IMA Honorary Professor (2017-20), Distinguished Fellow, HITLAB and Faculty and Fellow (2007-09) of PSG FAIMER Regional Institute.

Email me: supten@gmail.com


Dr. Thanga Prabhu Arokiaswamy

Member

A medical doctor & health informatics expert with three-decade experience in India, Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom. Having Earned an MBBS from Madras University (1989) and post-graduation in Health Informatics from Swansea University, UK (2005), he deftly plays in both fields. He currently is VP – Clinical Informatics @ Coheremed.com, an Acute Care Automation & Analytics company with offices in USA and India. He was Clinical Director for GE Healthcare IT – South Asia for over a decade till 2015, with stints in R&D, Engineering & Implementation roles. He worked with the Ministry of Health in Abu Dhabi as a Medical Officer in Internal and Emergency Medicine while also teaching medical students at UAE University, for nine years from 1994 to 2003. He continues to practice Old Age Medicine and Palliative Medicine pro bono.

His Paper for the UK Parliament Health Select Committee ‘The utilization of telemedicine (telecare) and its future potential for improving services’ was published [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pacm200405/cmselect/cmhealth/398/39814.htm] in 2005. He is a member of the ‘EMR Interoperability Standards for India’ expert committee formed by the Health Secretary, Govt of India, which has published a set of standards in Aug 2013 and a revision in 2016. He was also key to India joining IHTSDO – international health terminology standards development organization, Denmark as a national member, resulting in SNOMED-CT available freely to all in India.

He is a member of AMIA – American Medical Informatics Association, ACEP -American College of Emergency Physicians, AAFP – American Academy of Family Physicians and IAMI – Indian Association for Medical Informatics. In his role as International Ambassador for Swansea University he ably bridges Wales, Swansea and Swansea University with India.

Successfully transforming the ecosystem requires a cadre of healthcare workers trained in digital health capabilities. Working with like-minded professionals he has organized more than ten hands-on workshops in addition to India’s first EMR Interoperability Connectathon in 2016. The mission to create a HealthIT cadre has begun under his leadership, crossing key milestones consistently. He is a much sought-after public speaker, regularly delivering invited talks on Medical Informatics nationally and internationally. Mentoring, guiding, teaching, advising all who seek his counsel, it is his singular achievement to attract many youngsters to informatics

Email me: thangas@gmail.com


Dr. SANJAY BEDI

Member

Area of special interest:
E-learning , Bioethics , Pathology Informatics

Experience in Medical:
1. FAIMER Fellow (CMC Ludhiana)2007 Diploma in Health Professional Education from Keele
2. Running meu_india@googlegroups.com since 2007
3. Running online Courses on Pathology and Medical Education subjects through a website meuindia.in since 2015
4. Publications: 30 publications on Pathology ,Medical Informatics and Medical Education
5. Awards/ Recognitions: President Association of Practicing Pathologists Haryana
Past National President Indian Association for Medical Informatics and Editor in Chief of Indian Journal of Medical Informatics
6. International Course Coordinator, UNESCO Bioethics Chair

Email me: drsanjaybedi@gmail.com


MR. DILEEP V S

Member

Electrical Engineer with 20+ years of entrepreneurship background. Started career with BHEL and worked with international companies in Power generation sector for 10 years before switching to entrepreneurship in technology sector.
Active in the Digital Health domain since 2012, with focus on standards compliant EHR systems. Started Healthelife, the present startup in 2016 to break out of the provider centric HIT paradigm and build a person centric EHR platform that is capable of managing EHR of a person for his/her entire 80+ year life. Launched the first version of the EHR.Network platform in 4th quarter 2017 and continues it’s development to reach Version 2.12.0 by Dec 2019.
Active in communities and associations active in promoting HIT adoption in India

Email me: dileep@healthelife.in


Mr. Avinash Kumar Gupta

Student Member

Avinash Kumar is MBBS student, he self-taught IT and now learning Health Informatics while exploring the implementation process in User-Driven Healthcare Network (UDHC). He is an Ashoka changemakers Scholar, won 3 national hackathons, have delivered Android, Hybrid, Web, and VR projects.

He got Basic training in AI, IoT, Genomics, Proteomics, Drug Design, User Innovation, Bio-inspired Robotics, Bionics, Brain-Computer Interface, and Startups from various IITs offline and various online courses. He won Google India Challenge Scholarship for Mobile Web Specialist Track and have basic to intermediate level expertise at Java, C++, Python, R, and javascript.

Avinash is actively involved in patient-centred research and focuses on solving clinical and non-clinical patient problems using technologies available or innovate solutions feasible for patient needs. He also explores Improving Medical Education, Partnering with Public and Patients in Medical Research, Transhumanism, and Biohacking.

Email me: avi33tbtt@gmail.com


MS. AYUSHI TANDON

Student Member

Ayushi Tandon is Ph.D. candidate in Information Systems area at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. As part of her dissertation she is investigating use of electronic medical records for obstetrics and gynaecology outpatient consulting. She is looking at cultural aspects that results in limited use, unintended use or scope creep of EMR. She has used interview and ethnographic observations for collecting data part of this project. As part of her two other ongoing research projects she is investigating mechanism behind user engagement in the context of online learning using mobile applications. She has two years of industry work experience at Qualcomm India private limited, Hyderabad, where she worked as an associate engineer in Modem, data services team. She graduated in 2012 from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India, in electronics and communication engineering. Details are available at her institute profile page.

Email me: ayushitandon@iima.ac.in


Dr. (Major) Vipin Kakar (Retd.)

Member

I passed MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical college in 1989 and joined Indian Army. I retired as Major and now practising as ENT Surgeon.I am visiting ENT surgeon to Fortis hospital Shalimar Bagh,Sri Balaji Action Hospital Paschim Vihar,Saroj Superspeciality Hospital Madhuban Chowk.

Email me: entdrkakar@hotmail.com


Mr. Manick Rajendran

Member

Graduated in 1984 from Anna University as a Mechanical Engineer, Manick Rajendran continued to complete his MBA from IIMB two years later. After a stint with a voluntary agency serving in the villages of Tamil Nadu, owning a franchise with NIIT, he left for the USA to work for EDS. After four years he came back to India for a two-year stay in the mid-nineties to set up his India operations and returned to the USA.

On return to the USA, he took up a corporate opportunity to work with Deutsche Bank. After a seven-year exposure to the insides of Board Rooms and Wall Street, he moved to the Healthcare industry. A successful spin-off and sale of the software company he created, the opportunity enabled him to get involved in the area of Healthcare IT standards. He has served several volunteer hours along with the best in the US healthcare industry as the Co-Chairman of the Admin and Finance Domain Committee of the Healthcare IT Standards Panel (HITSP). He was later tapped to be the Co-Chairman of the Interoperability Tiger Team set up to advice the Obama Administration on Meaningful Use stimulus guidelines.

He co-created and managed the prestigious Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS Conferences for several years thereby being a major influence among the Healthcare Product (Information Technology and Devices) vendor community. He also has served as a turnaround specialist by pulling in several US Healthcare billing companies to offshore business processes to his back office Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) unit in India.

Email me: manick@gmail.com


Mr. BHARAT GERA

Member

Pioneer in digital transformation of healthcare by leveraging innovative technology aligned with strategic goals since 1999.

Currently, in the process of setting up a platform for digital healthcare ecosystem to collaborate and advocate human centricity in delivery of healthcare solutions.

Until recently, CIO of a leading teaching hospital in Bangalore led the digital transformation of the entire academy consisting of hospital, medical and nursing college and research institute.

Previously, as CEO of an IT company with several clients in USA and India delivered strategic and innovative solutions to healthcare industry.

Engagements include CBS Inc, Trizetto (Myhealthbank), Fortis/Wockhardt Hospitals, Ramesh Hospitals, St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences and a number of innovative young start ups in healthcare ecosystem.

Member of CHIME and CIO Klub, wide network of CxOs, investors and academics in India and USA.

Passionate about new ideas and creative approaches to solutions by collaborating with industry partners, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Core competencies are in strategy and innovation, practiced over 30 years as a management consultant, entrepreneur and CIO.

Email me: bharat.gera@gmail.com


Prof. JItendra Shah

Member

Engineer from IIT Bombay 1972, working in IT for 15 years, now in Computer Science Department IIT Bombay.

Email me: jituviju@gmail.com


Prof. Anandhi Ramachandran

Member

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Management 1991, Doctorate form Department of Physical Chemistry, Univ. of Madras, Tamil Nadu India 1996, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Information System) 2007 and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Informatics 2013. Trained in C++/Visual C++ (1998), Oracle 7i/D2K (1998), Advanced Java programming (2001), Bioinformatics Applied to Tropical Diseases, WHO-TDR (2005), CACHE Database (2011), DHIS2/GIS (2010), Update in Health Information Technology and Healthcare Data Analytics (2018).

Past/Present Position. Former Senior Lecturer & Bioinformatics Course Coordinator, NIELIT (Formerly DOEACC), Product Manager, IOL Technologies & Software Industry. Presently Associate Professor International Institute of Health Management Research Delhi.

Working Experience 24+ Years in academics, research and training in the area of Health Information Technology, Bioinformatics and Software Design. Associated with HIMSS India Chapter Education and Women in Health Committees, Indian Public Health Association Computer Society of India, Telemedicine Society of India.

Research Interests Public health informatics – Designing and evaluation of MIS/ HMIS; Use of technology for healthcare (mobile technology, GIS & social network analysis); Health System Strengthening through Information Technology, Health Data Analytics.

Email me: anandhirama@gmail.com


Ms. Arun Gogia

Member

  • Socio-entrepreneur
  • Past President of Rotary
  • Run a company AMLA MEDIQUIP (www.amlamed.com) which also provides software solutions.
  • Member of SATHI (www.sathi.org) which has done successful Telemedicine projects.

Email me: rekhaaru@gmail.com


Dr. Ajay Gambhir

Member

  1. Schooling: ASVJ Daryaganj & DAV (Nizamuddin, Jangpura)
  2. MBBS MGIMS, Sevagram Wardha (MS) – 1980; MD (Com. Med.), MD (Pediatrics), Nagpur University
    1986, DHA (Hospital Adm), Delhi
  3. Worked in UCMS GTB, Safdarjung, Sanjay Gandhi, Apollo Clinic
  4. At present Saroj Hospital & Heart Institute, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh
  5. Active in Academics, Advocacy & Activism

POSITION HELD

  • President National Neonatology Forum (2015-16)
  • Finance Secretary Indian Medical Association (2013-14)
  • Executive Board Member DELHI MEDICAL COUNCIL (2010-15)
  • Board of NABQP- National Accreditation & quality promotion
  • Represented IMA in NABH and QCI many times
  • Member NTAGI (National Technical Advisory Committee of Immunization)–GOI
  • Hospital Accreditation Committee at BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards)
  • EBM From 2005-2007 & IAP Representative New Delhi.

Email me: drajaygambhir@rediffmail.com

Dr. Lalit Singh

Member

Business executive with over fifteen years experience in healthcare and higher education across multiple functional areas, including solution selling, channel management, product development, business development and general management.

Have led product management across the product life cycle- right from identifying opportunity, to pitching the idea, business case preparation, securing funding and product development till product launch. Have been consistently recognised as a “Strategy Champion” and for “Developing best in class talent”.

Pro-innovation – spot changes in consumer behavior, identify new product ideas, create new business opportunities – both local and global in scope.

Keen to exploit technology in advancing healthcare delivery, education and public health.

Passionate about improving quality of education and promoting preventive & public health.

Email me: drlalitsingh@gmail.com

Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal

Member

37 years experience of managing the entire spectrum of IT Products, Services and Solutions. In a leadership role as chief executive for many years, Built New Business lines, Acquired Strategic Government projects and initiated innovative programs for delivery of Services to Rural India. Established an International Business Vertical and supported COSPAS-SARSAT, an international project for Satellite Aided Search and Rescue. During the last 14 years he focused on building technology driven service platforms and pioneered the Assisted Access Model. Currently working to introduce a Secure, Convenient and Low Cost Authentication solution in the country with immense benefit to rural India

• Automation of Border Check Posts to ease movement of Commercial Traffic,Goods – Complex, Multidisciplinary project with very high visibility
• Country’s largest Rural Retail Services Network
• Healthcare for the disadvantaged
• Established the CSC Forum, a Not for Profit Association that provides services to more than 500 Million citizens

Email me: rajivaggarwal2007@gmail.com

Dr. Vimal Kishore Kakani

Member

Dr. Vimal Kakani a Doctor-Innovator from Hyderbad ventures to identify unmet needs of Indian Health-care to create affordable solutions and bring medical technology closer to doctors and specifically to patients. He co-invented first of their kind medical devices VAPCare and SAANS. VAPCare was designed to prevent ventilator associated pneumonia deaths in ICUs and got a US patent granted. SAANS bagged Commonwealth General’s – Innovation for Sustainable Development Award that was designed to prevent premature neonatal deaths in underdeveloped and developing countries.


Dr. Kakani’s journey began as a medical graduate from NTR University of Health Sciences, with a passion to address the problems in healthcare. Gained experience both nationally and internationally identifying unmet needs in healthcare sector. He did an Affordable Innovation in Medtech fellowship based Stanford Biodesign curriculum while working at St. John’s Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore. His teams brainchild VAPCare was featured as a case study at Stanford Biodesign.


Dr. Kakani presented papers in both national and international conferences. He is keen on motivating and trouble-shooting innovators in clinical domain. He is currently working on a project targeted towards improving medical education system standards in collaboration with IIIT Hyderabad.
He is also a founder member of a society called Navodayans, that works for helping academically meritorious but economically backward students. He is a volunteer for many social service activities.

Email me: kakanivimalkishore@gmail.com

Mr. SRIKANTA HC

Member

Industry experience of 24+ years in reputed IT companies including 20+ years in Healthcare Informatics domain. Proven track record in architecting, leading solution design, development, product delivery and customer services in the areas of EMR, EHR systems, digital health systems, solutions for e-governance and so on.

Passionate about new ideas and creative approaches to solutions by collaborating with industry partners, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Email me: srikanta.hc@gmail.com

Dr. VIDUR MAHAJAN

Member

Dr VIDUR MAHAJAN is MBBS from SION Hospital Mumbai and MBA from the Wharton School. He runs CARING – the Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neurosciences & Genomics and Mahajan Imaging.

Email me: vidur@mahajanimaging.com

Dr. Verghese Thomas

Member

I’m interested in primary health care and health informatics applied in the primary health care setting. I’ve worked as a faculty of community medicine in CMC Ludhiana, a consultant in community health at Padhar Hospital – a mission hospital in central India and as a manager of health care programs of Biocon Foundation in Bangalore. I’m interested in learning more and developing in health informatics in order to contribute towards the goal of health for all.

Email me: vergheseathomas@gmail.com

Praveen Shivaprasad

Member

I have a Masters Degree on Healthcare Informatics from University of Illinois @Chicago and have spend over 20 years in the field of Healthcare Information Technology. Participated in leading all phases of complex IT modernization, business intelligence, and system integration projects within high-profile organizations across the world. Presently working in a healthcare technology company focusing on Product Development in the Healthcare Interoperability area.

Email me: prvaeens13@gmail.com


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