ePatient 2021 - Keynote: Healthcare in Transformation

February 24 @ 2:15 pm

Like banking and retail before, the healthcare industry is undergoing a digital transformation. Join Prat Vemana, Kaiser Permanente’s Chief Digital Officer, to get a firsthand look at the promising areas of healthcare innovation, and understand the evolving role of data and technology in improving health outcomes, reducing costs and enhancing access. In this talk, gain perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare from the point of view of health providers, payers, researchers, patients and technology providers.

Learning Objectives 

  • What opportunities and trends are driving digital transformation in healthcare. 

  • How hospitals, health systems, local health departments and other agencies contribute to the shared public health effort, and what will carry forward from the most critical public health crisis of our time: COVID-19. 

  • Role of technology in expanding healthcare to vulnerable populations & rural communities, addressing health disparities and care gaps, and promoting self-care

  • Data sharing across healthcare entities to improve visibility into the entire health journey, enable personalized interactions that strengthen relationships and build trust with customers, (whether they’re patients, members, providers, or partners) as well as bring down the cost of care.


Prat Vemana

Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
Kaiser Permanente

Prat Vemana joined Kaiser Permanente in August 2019 as KP’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer. In this role, Prat leads cross-functional teams across Kaiser Permanente to transform a full range of online and mobile interactions and digital experiences for its more than 12 million members, patients, clinicians and customers, as well as digital tools and processes for its workforce. Prat brings a wealth of experience leading this type of work across large scale, highly-matrixed organizations and will be instrumental in driving this shift across Kaiser Permanente.

Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Prat served as Chief Product and Experience Officer at The Home Depot where he was responsible for a consumer-centric product vision and strategy and driving user experience excellence across the company. He also served as vice president of Interconnected Experience at Home Depot, successfully launching a new digital online experience and cloud based-technology platform. Prat’s prior roles include vice president of Global Ecommerce, Product Management, and Analytics at Staples, Inc. and vice president of Product Development at Informed Clinical Sciences Corporation.

Prat holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Madras and a master’s in business administration in global leadership and innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.