At UPMC, One Cardiologist/App Developer Explains Why He’s Passionate about Building New Technologies

Healthcare Informatics- At the 20-plus-hospital UPMC health system, a massive integrated health system that encompasses more than 1,000 care locations and more than 60,000 employees, things are moving forward in numerous areas. One particularly interesting arena is that of the tech development test bed that is UPMC Enterprises. […]

One of the many clinicians involved in development work at UPMC Enterprises is Shivdev (Shiv) Rao, M.D. Dr. Rao, who is director of clinical innovation strategy at UPMC Enterprises, still sees patients 20 percent of his time each week, and is a faculty member in the Cardiology Department at the health system’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

Recently, Dr. Rao sat down with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland, in the development offices of the organization, in the Bakery Square neighborhood of Pittsburgh, to talk about what’s going on at UPMC Enterprises, and his role in its activities. Below are excerpts from that interview.

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