VP, Clinical Informatics, Hospital Corporation of America
Vikesh Tahiliani is Vice President of Clinical Informatics for the Hospital Corporation of America, a role he took after serving as Chief Medical Information Officer for 14 hospitals at HCA. He currently oversees more than 170 hospitals. Dr. Tahiliani is tasked with developing and implementing analytic tools for HCA clinicians to improve quality and efficiency. In addition, his team optimizes the utilization of the company’s technologies, with the aim of improving the quality of care. Dr. Tahiliani is focused on the interoperability between systems so that information can be shared without significant impact to the end user.
Previously, Dr. Tahiliani taught medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers). During this period, he was selected for many leadership roles, including medical directorships, chairing clinical and informatics’ committees, and serving on various executive councils. Working at an electronic health record company taught him the details of implementation and optimization activities.
Born to parents who had graduate level education, Dr. Tahiliani determined to become a “professional” at something. He was born in the U.S. and raised in Saudi Arabia, and the multicultural environment laid the foundation for wanting to better understand people. After completing a Bachelor of Science in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, he obtained his medical degree from St. George’s University, and did his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Kansas. Dr. Tahiliani continues to maintain board certification in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.