The Role of Clinicians in Care Design and Delivery | Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA

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

Mental Health & Stigma Conversations with Patient Advocates Gabe Howard & Rie Lopez

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year (NIMH .org)? In an effort to amplify the voices of those living with or experiencing mental health or behavioral health issues, here are a few video discussions aiming to bring awareness to stigma and its effect on wellbeing.

GABE HOWARD is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. In 2003, he was formally diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to a psychiatric hospital.

“Its weird that in this country we separate out mental health and physical health because mental health is your brain. what’s more physical than your brain?

Rie Lopez, MPH A ‘Professional Patient’, Rie is a health educator, skilled public speaker and writer, and serves as a patient advocate for mental health, chronic pain conditions, and clinical trials.  Rie is also actively using her voice on social media

“ From a societal level trying to embrace that mental health is as important to our physical health. A lot of it comes down to making sure that people understand that they are as important”.  

Gabe and Rie are members of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Recorded at 2018 Connected Health Conference.