January 14, 2021
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Rasu
Shrestha

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
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Atrium Health

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. Previously, he served as chief innovation officer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the executive vice president of UPMC Enterprises. Dr. Shrestha 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. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as well as Academy Health, and was the Chairman of the HIMSS Innovation Committee, and Co-chair of Health Datapalooza.