Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta

Founding Chair, HIMSS India Chapter

Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta is a leading public policy expert who has been involved in major global initiatives on digital health. He is amongst the top global experts in digital health and a member of the guidelines development group (Digital Health) at the World Health Organization (WHO); 


Member – global roster of experts in Digital Health at the WHO; board member of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH);Member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network. He has played a key role in drafting the national health policy and giving a push for digital health, globally. He is on the steering committee of the Global Digital Health Index.  He is a co-author of the global eHealth Diffusion report by the World Health Organization. For his global contribution to digital health, Prof. Rajendra was nominated by the World Economic Forum on the global agenda council for digital health for 2012-2014. In 2018, he was recognized amongst the top leaders by PCHA (HIMSS) and conferred the Global Impact Award in Boston at the Connected Health Summit. He is the founder of HIMSS Asia Pacific India Chapter, Continua India and the Personal Connected Health Alliance in India. 

His contributions and career have been chronicled as a case study in global health by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Health for its Grow Global Initiative.

Currently, he is chairing the committee to draft the National Digital Health Standards; Chair of the Dynamic Coalition on ‘Internet & Jobs’ at the Internet Governance Forum, United Nations, and the Chairman of the Frontiers of Development Symposium hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering on behalf of the Royal Society, The Academy of Medical Sciences, and the British Academy. 

Rajendra has served as an advisor to the Union Health Minister, Government of India and has authored five books and has been invited by the United Nations, UNESCO, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, World Economic Forum, ITU,  United States of America, Govt. of Japan, Finland , Algeria & Bangladesh, and also by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Human Resource Development , Ministry of Labour and Employment & The Planning Commission – Government of India, for his expertise / views on diverse range of topics. Author of five books, widely travelled, he has delivered lectures across the globe.

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Dr. Manish Kohli

Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group, Past Chair, HIMSS

Dr. Manish Kohli is an experienced and a visionary executive leader with demonstrated
history of delivering complex healthcare “firsts,” both, in the US and overseas. A leading
voice in his field, he has lent his expertise to pioneering health care organizations and endeavors throughout the world to help transform care and reduce disparities in access to quality healthcare.


He works with health systems, policymakers and stakeholders in areas of
digital maturity, strategy, governance and workforce development with the goal of redesigning care ecosystems to improve safety and quality while optimizing resource
utilization and cost.
Presently, he serves a Senior Advisor with Albright Stonebridge Group, where he advises clients on health care delivery initiatives and strategies with a special focus on innovation, technology and digital health. Additionally, Dr. Kohli advises domestic and global startups that aim to transform health and care through emerging and innovative technologies in the areas of telehealth, remote patient monitoring and cognitive artificial intelligence. He is regularly invited to lend his expertise globally as a speaker, lecturing domestically and throughout the world.
Additionally, a member of the Board of Directors of Wings of Hope, global, humanitarian nonprofit organization that helps the world’s most vulnerable communities, Dr. Kohli chairs the Board’s Global Health Programs Committee. He also serves on the Standards Advisory Panel, Joint Commission International (JCI). Notably, Dr. Kohli is the immediate-past Chairman, Board of Directors of Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global, 80,0000+ member, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology.
In previous roles, Dr. Kohli served as Director of Global Programs, Harvard Medical
International and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at leading health systems including, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), Advocate Aurora Health and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. During his professional tenure in the UAE he helped build a pioneering Health Information Exchange for Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) and subsequently, he was a key member of CCAD leadership team that delivered the first fully digital, HIMSS Stage 7 hospital in the MENA region. At Johns Hopkins, he led the clinical  transformation initiative for that included implementation of integrated EMR solution as well as data migration from two different vendors- amongst a first in the country.
Dr. Kohli graduated from SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. USA, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Rush University, Chicago, IL USA where he also
served as Chief Resident and received the Vijay K. Maker Excellence in Family Medicine award. Subsequently, he completed residency training in Preventive Medicine at the
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University as well as the Patient Safety fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Kohli has also completed Faculty Development fellowship at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL. USA, and he holds Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in International Health and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Medical Services Management both from the Johns Hopkins University.
He is a Fellow of both, Health Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). He is also a Diplomate of both, the American Board of Preventive Medicine- Clinical Informatics and the American Board of Family Medicine. In addition to his passion for reducing disparities through digital health tools and technologies, Dr. Kohli maintains a special interest in preventive care, personal wellbeing and lifestyle medicine

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Jeyaseelan Jeyaraj

President, HIMSS India Chapter. Senior Director, Health Sciences, Asia Pacific Oracle Corporation

Jey is a leading Healthcare Informatics Leader on addressing the challenges facing the global healthcare industry and prospects for improving patient outcomes through better use of healthcare data and information.


Jey brings his 20 plus years of broad consulting experience with Healthcare Providers, Public Health & Pharmaceutical R&D that spans venture-funded biotech, large pharma, CRO. He has published several papers on e-health technologies. Jey has been closely involved in several large national Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiatives, national registries and addressing healthcare interoperability challenges. 

Jey is a Senior Director in the Health Sciences Global Business Unit at Oracle Corporation. His current responsibilities include thought leadership, product strategy and solutions consulting across Oracle’s Health Sciences product portfolio.

Jey has completed Post Graduate Program in Management from University of California (ULCA) Anderson School of Management. Jey is a frequent speaker about healthcare, biopharmaceutical trends and strategy in industry conferences.

Jey is the President of HIMSS India Chapter. He is an advisory panel member of Data Security Council of India (DSCI) for the Sectoral Privacy Initiative.  He is the Member of Drafting committee for Digital Health Standards, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) in India.

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Ishaq Quadri

Vice President & Committee chair at Education & Professional Development Committee - HIMSS India Chapter Consultant CIO

Senior Healthcare IT professional known for successful digital transformations and extensive adoption of clinical systems in Hospitals. As an independent consultant he advises Hospitals on their IT Strategy and Solutions Implementation Roadmaps.


He is currently engaged with Medeor Hospitals, Delhi and VPS Healthcare UAE as an IT Consultant and have worked earlier with Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and Shalby Group, Ahmedabad as their Group CIO.Ishaq has been the Board Member and Secretary of HIMSS India Chapter since 2018 playing a key and active role in the transformation and functioning of the professional body. Expertise include IT and DigitalTransformation Strategies, Due Diligence, Technology Roadmaps, Solution Rollouts, Change/Program Management, Operational Excellence, Quality and Process Management.Ishaq is currently the Secretary of HIMSS at its India Chapter, serves as a Visiting Faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, and Founder Member of Hospital Tech Association.


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Dr. Nitiraj Gandhi

Secretary & Committee chair at Public Policy Committee - HIMSS India Chapter Associate Director at IQVIA South Asia

Dr Nitiraj is a Joint Secretary and Board Member at HIMSS India. He has also served as a reviewer for HIMSS Global for the past three years. He has more than 10 years of experience as a clinician as well as a healthcare management professional across groups like Reliance and Columbia Asia.  


Dr. Nitiraj has done his MHA (Masters in Hospital Administration) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai), and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and CQPA from ASQ. He also holds a fellowship from Anglia Ruskin University for Health Technology Assessment. He is also an HL7 certified professional. He has spearheaded international collaborations with MD Anderson and Johns Hopkins during his tenure with Reliance and commissioned 3 hospitals.  He currently works with EY as Vice President and heads the digital health initiatives viz. AI in healthcare, use of NLP and bots to automate processes in hospitals. 

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Rohit Sharma

Treasurer, HIMSS India Chapter , Head of Growth STASIS LABS Chair, Innovation & Start Ups Committee, HIMSS India Chapter

Rohit is an experienced and self-motivated sales leader with excellent track record of spearheading new markets and designing growth strategies based on market analysis and needs, Skilled in capturing key account, managing relationships and achieving targets on consistent basis. He has got multiple awards for individual as well as his teams outperforming their targets.


Rohit has extensive experience and relationships in India, Middle East and APAC. He comes with a very rich experience of Working with big 5 consulting firms like BDO as well as few successful startups. He has been a part of 2 Acquisitions and one merger in leadership positions in healthcare technology and services sector, Last successful exit being Englightics acquired by Practo where he was heading sales and investor relations.Rohit currently works as a vice president for Mango Sciences a US based big data Analytics Company where he heads all the commercial activities for the emerging markets.Rohit in his free times loves to binge on Sci-fi shows ad documentaries, he is an avid traveler and loves to explore new places as and when he gets time off from work.

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Dr. Vivek Mahadevan

Chief Clinical Officer & Committee chair at EMR Clinical Systems Adoption Committee - HIMSS India Chapter Sales Head - Healthcare & Life Sciences at NTT DATA

Dr. Vivek Mahadevan is a clinician with more than 2 decades of experience in Healthcare Informatics and Consulting. An MBBS and MBA, has held senior roles at premier healthcare technology companies such as IBM, Misys Healthcare, Religare Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, Weathervane Pte Ltd , IMS Health and SRIT.


Well versed in business process consulting and provider systems. Lead the onsite consulting team at IBM for Business process re-engineering and clinical transformation projects for hospitals. Currently heads the Healthcare Sales at NTT Data India.

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Shayanika Hazarika

Joint Treasurer - HIMSS India Chapter Director Healthcare at Microsoft

An experienced business leader with over 17 years of experience in public and Private Healthcare and Clinical Research sectors in Asia Pacific, Emerging Markets and USA.

Shayanika has “Health Informatics Specialization” from John Hopkins University and PGP in business strategy and management from “University of California, Los Angeles” and “Masters in Computer Application” from Bangalore University.


She has extensive Healthcare & Life sciences domain knowledge with experience in business process and technology consulting. She has managed and led highly complex clinical information systems programs that underpins large business transformation projects at national level.

Before joining Oracle she has worked in leadership roles at Cisco and PwC. She has extensive consulting experience of over 40 engagements with multinational Healthcare Providers, Pharmaceutical formulations companies and Government Health Systems.

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Dr. Vivek Sahi

Committee chair at Telehealth Committee - HIMSS India Chapter

Dr. Vivek Sahi is a seasoned healthcare professional with 24+ years of experience in the healthcare provider and payer industry. Of which 16+ years has been spent in healthcare IT. He has worked with various MNC`s such as – Wipro, Dell Services, & Genpact, working on various different products such as, EMR/EHR, Data Warehousing & Business intelligence, mHealth & telemedicine, and revenue cycle management, having various different responsibilities ranging from product strategy, development & management, to project implementation and management. 


Dr. Vivek Sahi has worked with both providers and payers in different geographies, and currently, apart from serving on the board of HIMSS India, and leading its Telehealth committee, is working with a Teleradiology start up for developing an AI based platform for radiologists.

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Dr. Abhitabh Gupta

CEO, Good Health Insurance TPA Ltd Board Member, HIMSS India Chapter

Dr. Abhitabh Gupta is a pioneer of the TPA Industry in India. He is currently the Director and CEO of Good Health Insurance TPA Ltd., a leading insurance TPA. He is a business development professional with strong relationships across various sectors. A Radiologist by academic qualification and an author of 11 medical books. He has helped several insurance companies to design innovative insurance products in India.


He has been on board of several companies including startups. He was in the leadership team of healthcare ventures of both Reliance Industries and ADAG group. He is also a certified Independent Director. He has been part of several committees constituted by Ministry of Ayush, FICCI, CII, IRDA and other entities. He is also on Board of HIMSS India

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Mukesh Jain

Vice President, HIMSS India Chapter Chair, Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee, HIMSS India Chapter

Mukesh Jain has around 22 years of experience in Information Technology field of which 19 years of experience in Healthcare IT Domain. He has worked for both International and National hospitals on various positions, successfully implementing Electronic Medical Record Solution and enabling Digital Transformation.


He is Vice-President of HIMSS Asia Pacific India Chapter and he was Chief Information Officer at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre (RFH), Mumbai. 

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Kiran Anadapalli

Founder and CEO, iDrishti Eye Hospitals

Kiran Anandampillai is a telecom engineer by training. He was one of the founding members of OnMobile and helped company grow from a 10 people startup to a publicaly listed company. He volunteered with the Aadhaar program in 2010 where he worked on how eKYC would benefit telcom operators and also last mile printing and delivery of Aadhaar letters. At iDrishti, He focuses on strategy, finance, operations and investor relations.


Apart from the leadership he brings to iDrishti, Kiran is an core volunteer with the iSPIRT foundation. He has worked on improving adoption of digital health care in India and has worked on the National Health Stack, National Digital Health Blueprint and the NHA IRDAI JWG report on Common IT for Health Insurance. He is also an Advisor Technology to the National Health Authority

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Manisha Mantri

Project Lead and Co-Investigator, NRCeS Joint Director, HPC-MBA, C-DAC, Pune

Over 14 years of experience in the Health IT Industry with expertise in managing research, development, and services projects. Passionate about standardizing healthcare systems in India to support continuity of care.



  • Mental Health in Digital India – EHR Perspective
  • DICOM Integration Libraries for Medical Image Interoperability: A Technical Review
  • Addressing data privacy in digital health: Discussion on policies, regulations, and technical standards in India
  • Mental Health in Digital India – EHR Perspective
  • Book: Electronic Health Record: Standards, Coding Systems, Frameworks, and Infrastructures
  • Process Based National EHR Models – A Study
  • Model and Process Interoperability between Clinical Standards
  • Directory Structure and Dynamic Directory Searching for Telemedicine Applications

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Shashi Bhushan Gogia

President of S.A.T.H.I


M.B.B.S. and M.S. (General Surgery) From A.I.I.M.S. New Delhi (AIIMS is India’s Best
Medical School)

Special Interests:

Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Lymphedema. Medical Informatics, Telemedicine

 President Of APAMI – Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics


 President of S.A.T.H.I. ( SATHI is currently running telemedicine projects in Nepal, North east and Maharashtra/Goa for Tele Ophthalmology and Limb care. It ha started an HIT Training program 

 Working at as a Consultant Plastic and General Surgeon as well as for Medical Informatics and Telemedicine
 Member of Bureau of Indian Standards MHD 17 taskforce on Development of Healthcare
Informatics Standards
 Chairperson of Telehealth Working Group of International Medical Informatics Association

Major Achievements

1. Made an EMR software (Medic Aid – details available at for use in Clinics
and Hospitals – over 150 users)
2. Over 25 Scientific Papers
3. Guest lectures delivered in over 100 National, International and specially organized meets and
4. Providing Telemedicine and Software Support for Medical establishments
5. Made a machine and treatment protocols for Filariasis and Lymphedema to the benefit of
millions of patients
6. Made other machines for DVT prevention and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

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Dr. Haleema Yezdani

Teleconsultant at Telemedicine apps Future 50 clinical leader

I am a general physician with 19 years of experience,5-6 years of which has been in telemedicine. I have received multiple awards for telemedicine. 


Presently working as a general physician and Diabetologist in many telemedicine forums along with volunteering for triaging and treating Covid 19 patients with government of India through project stepone. Was a judge recently at an online event for blockchain and telemedicine hosted in the USA. I strongly believe telemedicine is the present and future of medicine.

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Dr Naresh Yallapragada

Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hyderabad - India

Dr. Naresh Yallapragada is a Healthcare IT leader with over 19 years of experience in delivering IT projects to Healthcare institutions under different categories. He has been into Product development, Consulting and IT implementation in India and the US. Widely travelled with good knowledge on the Healthcare industries around the world. Trained in Health Informatics in the UK through a full time masters programme.


Acquired the basics of management through an executive management programme from IIM Calcutta. He is the current treasurer for the Hyderabad chapter of the CIO Klub. Proficient in change management and devising ways to get the buy in of the end users comprising of Doctors and administrative staff. Major areas of work: IT Strategy, planning and execution, budgetary compliance and project management.

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Devmalya Sarkar

Joint Secretary — HIMSS India Chapter, Co-Chair — Innovation & Start-ups Committee, HIMSS India Chapter, Innovation & Portfolio Consultant — Social Alpha

Devmalya is a HealthTech & Digital Health Innovation Strategist, passionate about identifying and solving for unmet health and care needs. A proponent of meaningful and open innovation, Dev’s contributions comprise user-centred product &/or service innovation across diverse clinical areas for global corporations, start-ups, innovation labs, and venture acceleration groups in India, the US, and the UK.



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Dr. Chirantan Bose, MD

Director – Patient Services Datar Cancer Genetics India, UK, Germany

Dr Chirantan Bose is MD in Pathology and has trained in Hematopathology at Karolinska Institute, Sweden and for Oncopathology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center USA. He also has a masters in Clinical Genetics from Univ of South Wales, UK. He is pursuing MBA from IIT Bombay. He is an International fellow of the College of American Pathologists and is also a senior auditor with the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals)


Dr. Bose is a strategist for medical diagnostic business initiatives and has played lead roles in the establishment and successful operational take-off of several large scale Pathology labs.

He has published in several internationally acclaimed medical journals.

Currently Dr Chirantan Bose leads Clinical operations at Datar Cancer Genetics (MENA, Asia Pac, India Region) and works in the area of Precision Oncology for providing evidence based treatment recommendation in cases of advanced cancers.

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Kumar Satyam

Deputy Chief Product Officer, Karkinos

Kumar Satyam has been working in making healthcare communications easier, simpler and efficient. Early in his career he made a conscious decision to stay in Healthcare and in India. It’s been 16 years since.

First 8 years he worked in healthcare startups primarily around Radiology Imaging , PACS systems , DICOM Archives and data integration & migration. Next phase of his career took him to GE Healthcare where he spent close to 6 years and before joining Karkinos Healthcare he was working in Philips.


At Philips Kumar Satyam was leading the architecture team for the Interoperability solution business category which is responsible for building & deploying standards based Health Information exchanges & enabling Philips interoperability and providing enterprise solutions to hospitals and IDNs. He was also part of the core group exploring India market possibilities & leveraging NDHM. During his stint at GE, as core member of global Interoperability CoE , he was the Technical person responsible for setting up global interoperability testing lab, process and tooling. As Architect & later as engineering manager for GE Centricity EMR interoperability he led the API initiative for Centricity business solutions division, which started as Meaningful use compliance requirement, and later transformed into a FHIR platform for the Centricity solutions and a third party app developer platform and app store.

In his volunteer capacity Kumar Satyam leads the technical committee of HL7 India and have been building the FHIR India community. Kumar Satyam was involved in reviewing NDHM FHIR profiles and has helped NRCEs team with FHIR knowhow, and briefly volunteered with Ispirt.

Of all the layers of interoperability Kumar Satyam believes the most difficult layer to fix is the people layer, Technical & data interoperability are also important. This is where the community plays a role through its people.

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Madhusudhan Karupakula

Integration Leader at Philips Healthcare, Interoperability Solutions. Chair of Interoperability and HIE committee HIMSS India Chapter

Over 24 years in the software /product development in Healthcare IT , TV/ SetTop Boxes embedded software and semiconductors industry. Latest achievement is building an end to end Healthcare IT business( >10M$) and is currently responsible for integrating 30M$ Healthcare Data and Interoperability business. Started off as a core techie and moved gradually into various leadership roles at Philips. 


Enjoy coming out with innovative solutions to complex techno-commercial problems while create winning teams/organizations. Strong ability to balance people and processes to the delight of all the stake holders involved. My core values are Team Work, Result-Orientation and Fun.


Leadership, Project, Program, Product and SW Supply Base management(embedded software licensing/contracting, sub contract management) .

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Pradeep R Premakumar

Director of Population Health Consulting at Cerner India

Pradeep’s experience spans across product development and portfolio management of critical healthcare products and solutions. His experience in healthcare technology and at healthcare non-profit organizations enables him to understand the many cultural, political and economic challenges faced by healthcare systems around the world.

Pradeep is the Director of Population Health Consulting at Cerner India. He has responsibility for data on-boarding, clinical code standardization, data analytics and data science applications across Cerner’s Population Health suite of solutions.


Pradeep has completed Executive General Management Program from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), Master of Science from Manipal University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Medical Electronics from Bangalore University.

Pradeep is the Committee member of Clinical Analytics & Business Intelligence at the HIMSS India Chapter. 

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Deeksha Senguttuvan

Head-Digital Strategy, Kauvery Hospital

In her current role at Kauvery, Deeksha leads technology adoption in the hospital / healthcare ecosystem, thereby improving access to affordable healthcare. Her focus is diversified across utilising digital solutions for patient engagement, clinical care and operational efficiency improvement.


Right after her PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Deeksha joined the prestigious TAS (Tata Administrative Services) program. In her 5 year stint, she has gained varied perspectives across multiple industries ( Telecom, Healthcare, E-Commerce, Utility Services, Manufacturing & Construction) and domains (B2B Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, Project Management & Strategy).

Outside of work, she is an avid bharatnatyam dancer, who has won many state-level accolades including the coveted ‘Yuva Kala Barathi’.

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