About PaceSetters

PaceSetters is an insightful series led by Venky Ananth, featuring interactions with some of the most distinguished leaders from the healthcare sector and beyond. These academicians, business magnates, and trailblazers join forces to delve into the revolution of healthcare, charting the course for future advancements.


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About Venky

Venky Ananth, the Global Head of Infosys Healthcare, is acknowledged for his pivotal role in driving growth and fostering innovation within the sector. A software developer at heart, he excels in leveraging technology to address large-scale business challenges and is renowned for his strategic mindset and problem-solving abilities.

Watch Episodes with Venky

Navigating Value-based Care, Big Tech, and Health Equity

Venky Ananth converses with Raymond Falci, Associate Professor at Columbia Business School. Drawing from his experience in academia, Wall Street, and venture capital, Professor Falci shares his unique perspective on the evolution of value-based care, the intersection of fintech and health tech, and more.

Revolutionizing Virtual Care

Venky Ananth meets with Claus Torp Jensen, the Chief Innovation Officer of Teladoc Health, an organization at the forefront of bridging the gap between in-person and virtual care.

The Future of PBMs

Venky Ananth sits down with Jim Graham, the SVP of Prime Therapeutics, to explore the world of PBMs: everything from the future of PBMs to the role of digitalization in accelerating the pace of change in the industry.

Consumer-driven Digital Transformation

Venky Ananth and Tom Swanson, Head of Industry Strategy & Marketing at Health & Life Sciences at Adobe, discuss how the evolution of healthcare through digital transformation was shaped by consumer expectations and demands, emphasizing the pivotal role of customer-centricity in this transformative journey.

Improving Customer Journeys

Watch Venky Ananth in conversation with Dave Grimm, the VP of Digital Enterprise Growth for Blue Shield of California, about Dave's journey in Digital Growth Enterprise, digital transformation at Blue Shield, and his vision of the future from a Blue Shield perspective.

Navigating Digital Transformation

In this episode, Marvin Richardson, a seasoned industry expert, joins Venky Ananth for a deep dive into what steps an organization can take to chart an effective strategy for embracing digital transformation.

Driving Cost-effective Innovation

The first episode of PaceSetters features Venky Ananth and Prof. Mohanbir Sawhney, Associate Dean for Digital Innovation at Kellogg School of Management, in a discussion about reducing expenses while improving experiences, the advancements in technology platforms, and the significance of employee training in leading the way for change.

The PaceSetters series shares the behind-the-scenes insights and experiences of top industry leaders, innovators, and thinkers. These intimate conversations focus on the real-world challenges, triumphs, and cutting-edge technology-led transformations these individuals are driving in the healthcare sector. By bringing viewers authentic dialogues, PaceSetters highlights those who are setting the pace for change.

Keynotes by Venky

Healthcare: From Now to the Next

At the 20th Annual Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference, Venky Ananth sheds light on the challenges faced by providers, payers, PBMs, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. He underscores the need for deeper integration, data optimization and the role of AI, envisioning a future driven by value-based care and efficiency.


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Discover insights from Venky Ananth, exploring the transformative power of technology in healthcare, strategic industry insights, and visionary perspectives shaping the future of healthcare.

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The 5G Shift in Healthcare Infrastructure

February 7, 2024

The rapid digitalization of healthcare, from electronic medical records to AI applications, is pushing traditional Wi-Fi networks to their capacity limits. As a result, hospital CIOs are now exploring the potential of private 5G networks to meet these increasing demands and ensure seamless operations. With benefits akin to cloud computing, these 5G networks promise scalability, speed, and potentially better security, marking a significant shift in the healthcare infrastructure.

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Shattering the Silos to Unlock Integrated Healthcare

December 1, 2023

The persistence of data silos hampers effective patient care and the full utilization of health data. However, the potential of seamless data exchange, advanced technologies, and interoperability standards offer a path towards a unified, efficient, and patient-centric healthcare ecosystem. As the healthcare industry navigates these complexities, the focus remains on dismantling these silos to revolutionize healthcare outcomes.

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Pioneering Patient-centric Care

November 27, 2023

The healthcare landscape is evolving rapidly with technology at its helm. A patient-centric approach, powered by digital transformation and integrated care, is becoming the new cornerstone. This shift promises to drive clinical excellence, mitigate employee burnout, and enhance efficiency, ultimately revolutionizing patient outcomes in the digital age.

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Venky Ananth: A Top Global Healthcare Leader

September 19, 2023

The Consulting Report announced its Top 50 Healthcare Consultants and Leaders of 2023, acknowledging their significant contributions to the rapidly growing healthcare consulting market. Among the honorees is Venky Ananth, recognized for his pivotal role in driving Infosys’ healthcare business growth and for his innovative contributions like the Infosys Helix platform and the PaceSetters podcast.

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Addressing the Technology Gap in Healthcare

August 8, 2023

The healthcare industry faces a persistent technology gap that limits growth and innovation. Overcoming this gap requires modernization and system connectivity, leveraging technologies like cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. This future promises a predictive, preventive, and personalized care that can effectively address the burden of chronic diseases.

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Healthcare: A New Frontier of Collaboration

July 25, 2023

With acquisitions, consolidations, and partnerships on the rise, there has been a key shift in healthcare. This collaboration has been a driver of innovation, cost reduction, and improved outcomes, while other external factors have also contributed to this trend within the complex world of healthcare, where digital health is now in demand.

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The Promise of 5G Technology

June 26, 2023

5G technology is set to revolutionize the healthcare industry, enabling advancements such as telemedicine, real-time remote monitoring, and AI systems. While it promises improved patient outcomes and operational efficiencies, considerations around costs, regulatory compliance, data privacy, and potential social implications must be addressed for successful implementation.

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Reimagining Healthcare With Technology

May 30, 2023

Advanced technology has enabled healthcare providers to navigate the uncertainties in healthcare. Through a reinvention, the sector has been able to deliver personalized healthcare solutions. Though pain points persist, innovation in healthcare tech can help improve efficiency and make quality care more accessible.

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Digital Twins: Transforming Healthcare

May 18, 2023

Digital twins are transforming the healthcare sector, revolutionizing areas like clinical trials, drug development, diagnosis, and care coordination. They hold promising applications such as creating personalized treatment plans, modeling organs for therapeutic strategies, and optimizing the dosage of medications. However, challenges such as the high cost and need for high-quality data must be overcome, necessitating industry-wide collaboration for successful deployment.

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Delivering Personalized Healthcare With Emerging Tech

March 28, 2023

The healthcare industry is witnessing rapid technological change, with AI and machine learning (ML) playing significant roles. These technologies can augment human expertise in decision-making, streamline operations, and enable data analysis for personalized healthcare offerings.

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Healthcare’s Digital Revolution

March 28, 2023

There is a promising future for digital transformation in healthcare, with a growing emphasis on customer experience. And, generative AI is poised to significantly enhance healthcare outcomes, indicating a transformative potential for the sector.

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Wearables and Virtual Care

October 21, 2022

Emerging as one of India's largest sectors, healthcare faces the challenge of balancing high-quality care in urban areas with accessibility in rural regions. There is an urgent need for healthcare prioritization that underscores the transformative potential of remote care and digital technologies. As the sector prepares for a digital future, significant trends are expected.

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Healthcare: A Platform-centric Approach

June 20, 2022

As healthcare becomes a key sector in India's economy, costs rise with demand. A platform-centric approach, integrating services, technology, and business models, can effectively manage costs, risks, and meet the increasing need. This model optimizes operations, improves patient care, and supports digital health adoption.

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India’s Healthcare Landscape

April 8, 2022

India's healthcare sector is experiencing a digital shift, marked by the fusion of health and technology, the emergence of remote healthcare, and the use of real-time data. This transformation is driving more patient-centric models, and enabling better decision-making through advanced analytics. However, data privacy, regulatory considerations, and patient care prioritization remain key challenges to be addressed.

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The Transformative Power of AI in Healthcare

March 25, 2022

The healthcare industry has seen a significant shift towards telemedicine and digital records management. This transformation has opened the door to the potential applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, which can guide healthcare organizations towards a more preventive and predictive approach, while ensuring reliability and fairness in healthcare applications.

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Digital Collaboration: The Road Ahead

2022

The UK healthcare sector is actively preparing to harness the potential of big data for enhancing patient care and promoting a preventive healthcare approach. This preparation is characterized by a digital transformation driven by COVID-19, an emphasis on data security, efforts to build public trust, calls for consistent regulations, and the exploration of the potential of AI and machine learning.

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Better Healthcare Outcomes With AI

April 12, 2021

The healthcare industry is witnessing a significant digital transformation, driven by the need for personalized and efficient care delivery. Emerging technologies, such as AI and data analytics, are becoming integral to this shift. This data-driven model is expected to revolutionize operational efficiency and enable proactive management along the patient journey, marking a significant advancement in the healthcare sector.