Dr Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA
Executive Vice President,
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer,
Atrium Health, USA
Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, is executive vice president & chief strategy and transformation officer for Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the executive leadership team, Dr. Shrestha is responsible for Atrium Health’s enterprise strategy, including planning and tactical direction for the organization’s current strategic roadmap and beyond. In addition, he spearheads a renewed focus on innovation, launching new healthcare inventions, discoveries and ideas to benefit the patients and communities that Atrium Health serves. He also provides executive leadership for corporate communications and marketing, as well as enterprise analytics, showcasing Atrium Health as a meaningful, national brand that leverages the power of data and insights.
With a wealth of experience and national expertise in healthcare innovation, analytics and patient-centered care design, Dr. Shrestha joined Atrium Health in February 2019. Previously, he served as chief innovation officer for UPMC where he was responsible for driving UPMC’s innovation strategy, serving as a catalyst in transforming the payer-provider organization into a more patient-focused and economically sustainable system. Dr. Shrestha also served as executive vice president of UPMC Enterprises.
Dr. Shrestha is a respected thought leader and visionary in the field of healthcare information technology and was recently recognized as “Executive of the Year” by Healthcare Dive and was acknowledged as one of the “Top 20 Health IT Leaders Driving Change” and as a “Top Healthcare Innovator” by InformationWeek. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), as well as Academy Health, based out of Washington DC. He was recently a board member and Treasurer at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), Chairman of the HIMSS Innovation Committee, and Co-chair of Health Datapalooza. Dr Shrestha also serves on the Board of the Blumenthal Performing Arts.