Rohit Chandra has been named Cleveland Clinic's chief digital officer, a newly created role for the system, according to a news release.
Chandra, who begins Feb. 14, will be responsible for overseeing the Information Technology Division and leading digital innovation globally for the Clinic.
He brings more than 25 years of experience in digital technology and engineering and will help accelerate the Clinic's digital transformations, including in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, in order to improve care access and enhance patient and caregiver experience, according to the release.
"New technologies are reinventing how we access, deliver and experience the best possible care," said Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, Cleveland Clinic president and CEO, in a provided statement. He added that Chandra "has proved himself a visionary in applying these tools and technologies. His fresh perspective will benefit our patients, caregivers and organization as Cleveland Clinic grows to touch more lives around the world."
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Chandra joins the Clinic from Sunshine Products, a Palo Alto, California-based technology startup where he served as vice president of engineering. Before that, he was senior vice president of search and advertising at Verizon Media, where he was responsible for bringing together products and teams from Yahoo and AOL after their acquisitions by Verizon, according to the release, which notes he also helped build technology for search and advertising products during 13 years at Yahoo.
Chandra holds a bachelor of technology degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, and a doctorate from Stanford University, also in computer science, according to the release.
This story first appeared in our sister publication, Crain's Cleveland Business.