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Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.BA., is a nationally recognized thought leader in healthcare. She has earned several recognitions including being named among "26 of the Smartest People in Health IT" by Becker's Hospital Review and ranked as one of the "Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare. She is the author of the mobile health chapter in the HIMSS Medical Informatics textbook and is a noted social media expert and blogger for the Huffington Post. In addition, MedCity News recognized Dr. Nayyar as one of 12 women who are “powerful voices in healthcare innovation and on Twitter."
Dr. Nayyar currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Greenway Health, a leading health information technology and services provider. She is the former CMIO for AT&T and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Florida International University where she maintains an active Rheumatology practice.
Someone recently asked Dr. Geeta Nayyar to predict what our health care system will look like in the future. It makes sense to ask Nayyar, one of health care technology’s top voices. She’s earned a place on some “top” lists: as one of the “Top 26 smartest people in Health IT” (Becker’s Report), as one of the “Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives” (Modern Healthcare).
Dr. Nayyar’s answer? We can expect a long list of innovations. We’ll know patients’ DNA makeup and know precisely how to care for them. Artificial intelligence will support clinical decisions. Social media will play a significant role in engaging and communicating with patients.
But those predictions come with a word of caution: Don’t forget the end user. End users could be patients… or doctors and nurses… or even office managers. Nayyar says the “human factor” often goes missing in design and development, but every innovation needs end-user input to succeed. She adds, “It’s not hard. You’ve just got to ask.”