Ramesh Sridharan was placed as vice president of interoperability and chief interoperability architect for Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) in La Vista, Nebraska, a 501(c)3 non-profit health information exchange organization that joins healthcare providers, payers, and the State of Nebraska. Designated as the statewide integrator by the governor, NeHII works with the eHealth Council and the state HIT coordinator to facilitate Health Information Exchange initiatives throughout the state in order to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. During the course of its existence, NeHII has connected more than 3.5 million patients, providers, and institutions; connected 70% of acute care in Nebraska; and provisioned access and provided training to over 10,000 clinicians. NeHII is certified as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry and as a Qualified Entity, and is the first HIE in the nation to pursue NCQA certification and achieve HEDIS measure certification.
In his role, Ramesh will leverage technology and data sciences to meet the challenge of clinical data quality, data engineering, identity management, and analytics needs across the healthcare ecosystem, supporting the HIE, PDMP, and analytics functions of the NeHII enterprise and leading data integration and interoperability across divisions. Ramesh will be responsible for the planning, execution, and implementation of the enterprise's data vision, goals, and initiatives, supporting efforts by the organization to build capacity and provide oversight of data sciences.
Ramesh comes to NeHII from Rochester Regional Health Information Organization, where he served as executive vice president, chief information officer, and chief information security officer. In this capacity, he led the vendor selection and migration of the data center to a managed service provider; implemented a best-of-breed health information exchange; led the organization to HITRUST certification, EHNAC certification, Direct Trust certification, and New York State SHIN-NY certification. In addition, Ramesh envisioned and launched HealthVantics, a nonprofit subsidiary that supports RRHIO as well as providing expertise to the regional healthcare sector.
Previously, Ramesh served as the director of IT and product development for Consult A Doctor (now Teladoc), and as the manager of technology for Microsoft's Health Solutions Group. He began his career working internationally in IT and software product development and implementation roles. Ramesh holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Madras University in India, along with diplomas in e-commerce and information systems management. He has been a guest lecturer on bioinformatics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, an IT steering committee member for the Statewide Health Information Network for New York, a member of the Quality Collaborative of the Monroe County Medical Society, and a steering committee member for the University of Rochester Medical Center's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, as well as a member of the New York Chapter of HIMSS.