Meet Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA

Dr. Shrestha, leads the Atrium Health enterprise strategy, including planning and tactical direction for strategic roadmap and beyond. In addition, he spearheads a renewed focus on innovation, launching new healthcare inventions, discoveries, and ideas to benefit patients and the communities Atrium Health serves. 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. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and is the Chairman of the HIMSS Innovation Committee, and Co-chair of Health Datapalooza.

Population Health & Precision Medicine

“I try to focus on is bringing the right balance between population health on one side and precision medicine or personalized care on the other side. With population health what you essentially try to do is decrease the variations in care. Whereas, with precision medicine for that N of 1, you’re trying to increase the variations”

— Rasu Shrestha MD MBA

The Role of Clinicians in Care Design & Delivery

“Healthcare is moving from paternalistic care to more of a participatory care approach. I think that’s very important not just because we’re dealing with the specifics of what we as clinicians believe is in the best interest of that person, patient, etc., but what’s in the best interest of that human being”

— Rasu Shrestha MD MBA

This interview was filmed at the 2018 Connected Health Conference in partnership with the Society for Participatory Medicine