Rakesh Mehta, RN
Director, Virtual Health
Memorial Hermann Health System
Rakesh Mehta has leveraged his bedside clinical experience to the areas of healthcare information technology, digital health and strategic transformation for more than 18 years. He currently leads the virtual health-related care redesign initiative at the largest healthcare system in Houston. In similar roles over the years, he has played the role of technology evangelist and advocate for using digital health to improve the patient condition. Previously he led the efforts of digital innovation and virtual health in a nationally renowned pediatric hospital.
His professional experience spans the areas of healthcare strategy, new business development, software development and innovation at start-ups, GlaxoSmithKline, Accenture, Siemens, Cerner and major health systems. He has also acted as a principal investigator and co-PI on several research projects developing applications in the areas of NLP, clinical decision support systems and electronic health records. He holds graduate level degrees in marketing, finance and information systems.