Arvind Sivaramakrishnan is the CIO of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, India and is based out Chennai, India. He is responsible for the IT strategy and implementation across the Apollo Hospitals group. Arvind has extensive experience in management consulting, architecting, and building solutions for enterprise wide applications. He leads the digital transformation initiatives of the Apollo Group of Hospitals. The group has 69 hospitals with about 9500 bed capacity , 3300 pharmacies , 300 tele health centers , 40 clinics and 9 short stay secondary and surgical medical centers.
He has led Apollo Hospitals in achieving the prestigious HIMSS Level 6 Health care IT maturity model certification. The entire group’s hospitals are under a single integrated Hospital Information system. The entire health system is on a private cloud with a PHR on the public cloud serving nearly 3.3 million patients. The entire group has a single patient record and a single unique patient health ID making clinical and revenue cycle information accessible to the right person in the right context at the right format built at the right levels of security and ensuring seamless care process for all patients in any and all of its hospitals n India.
Arvind has lead the Apollo team to be recognized with the HiMSS- Elsevier award (2013 ,2015 ,2018 ) for outstanding use of IT in patient care delivery in Asia Pacific for the effective implementation and propagation of the personal health record (PHR) ; implementation of innovative collaborative care planning and deploying machine learning algorithms for cardiac risk prediction.
Under his leadership, Apollo Hospitals was awarded the Microsoft Health Innovation award in 2016 for the use of effective big data analytics using Microsoft solution in Infection control surveillance in health systems. ( https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/health/2016/03/02/winners-of-the-2016-microsoft-health-innovation-awards/)
Arvind drives’ apolo’s adoption of Mobility based technology solutions for effective and efficient health services delivery. Apollo Hospitals has deployed a integrated patient engagement platform AskApollo that has technology enabled virtual patient consulting and tertiary care second opinion built into the system. The platform provided a comprehensive patient appointment scheduling facility with tight integration at real time to the hospital information system making same day appointments managed through online and mobile platforms seamlessly connected to ensure high degree of operational efficiency and service excellence in addition to a huge benefit for patient convenience. The virtual consulting provides online consultation managed by a technology enabled medical response centre that uses automated clinical pathways and guidelines to ensure consistency and quality of all clinical consultations. The AskApollo platform is available on mobile and web technology platforms. ( www.askapollo.com).
Furthering the deployment of disruptive technology for health delivery, the IT team of Apollo Hospitals has deployed a AI based healthcare chatbot on the AskApollo Platform.
As part of the digital transformation agenda of apollo hospitals, Apollo’s IT team has partnered with Microsoft in developing a machine learning algorithm that predicts the risk of cardio vascular diseases. This was also awarded by the HiMSS Elsevier ICT innovation award in 2018. A Multifactorial Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Tool Using Machine Learning for Indian Population This is the first EMR Integrated heart risk related project and risk model on the Indian population using retrospective & prospective data which can be helpful in better management for cardiovascular disease care. The objective of the project was to come up with a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score prediction model taking into consideration risk factors associated with cardiac disease specifically focused on the Indian population with the ability for the model to be integrated into the organization’s EMR.
Arvind is an active member of public health IT policy and advocacy in India. He is a members of the National EMR/EHR standards Committee ; Govt of India , Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ( https://www.nrces.in/aboutus/our-team ). He has also been nominated as Member National Project Steering committee for National Release Centre- SNOMED CT of Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Govt of India. (http://www.nhp.gov.in/sites/default/files/pdf/prsc_order.pdf )
Arvind holds the credentials of CHCIO certified by the College of Health Information Executives, USA as a Healthcare CIO. He currently serves as the Secretary of CHiME’s India chapter and is a member of the founding board of CHiME in India. Apart from ICT solutions in the Healthcare domain, Arvind has keen interest in IT solutions that aid Quality and Service excellence in service industries.
His experience in the domain of health care IT has spanned geographies across the world. Prior to his current assignment, Arvind was with the Healthcare Practice of Computer Sciences Corporation, in Michigan USA. During assignment, he was the Director of Clinical Applications with Henry Ford Health system in Michigan, USA. He was responsible for modernizing the Clinical IT and Electronic Medical record of Henry Ford Health systems.
Arvind has been inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2018 by the CIO.in ( https://www.cio.in/cio100/award-winners/arvind-sivaramakrishnan)
Arvind lives in Chennai with his family and is a very keen Carnatic music enthusiast.
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Travels From: Chennai, India
Speaking Topics: Health IT , Program Management , Change Management , Digital Transformation , How to setup and operate a digital organization, How to run a digital or
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