Gaurav Nagrath, ScD, MBA
A strategic and operational health system leader, Gaurav Nagrath, ScD, MBA, has expertise in value-based care models and contract management. He has led significant projects that have impacted and advanced practice redesign, population modelling, return on investment and sustainability, data strategy, information governance and related policies, and outcomes-based performance analytics. In addition, Dr. Nagrath has completed extensive work with integrated delivery systems, patient-centered medical homes, and managed care organizations.
Before joining HMA, he held various principal roles with Cerner Corporation where he managed and facilitated numerous system-wide transformation initiatives that included solutions and strategies to advance data-driven population health management, value-base payment contracting, and drive accountability within health systems. He has worked to implement knowledge-driven initiatives to improve clinical and operational efficiencies, including data-centric strategies to identify and manage person- and population-level risk empirically and sustainably.
In the post-Hurricane Katrina greater New Orleans area, Dr. Nagrath led and oversaw an integral component of the complex and coordinated development of the primary care and behavioral health network—the infrastructure, electronic health records adoption, community-wide health care utilization, and clinical measurement and substantially, all of which aided the larger effort aligned with progressing the regional primary care medical home framework. A $100 million federal award, the Primary Care Access Stabilization Grant, enabled the work and paved the way for innovative, aligned, and sustained health care transformation across the Greater New Orleans area and the state of Louisiana.
Dr. Nagrath previously served as the principal investigator and oversaw the progression of information technology-enabled clinical and operational improvement aligned within the health care space and related policy initiatives for Beacon Communities, a US Department of Health and Human Services-funded initiative with a budget of $14 million from a federal award. He spearheaded systems integration, governance strategy and management, business processes, data-sharing agreements, legal and regulatory framework, as well as provider, payer, and patient collaboration for this public and private sector health care transformation project for the greater New Orleans area. The effort included tactical investments in cross-institutional technology apparatus, including leading an intricate consolidation of work to design, construct, optimize, and sustain an innovative regional health information exchange between four major hospital systems and more than 50 ambulatory clinics in the region. In addition, he enhanced care delivery and health outcomes by guiding a consensus-driven, community-wide care management and clinical intervention framework.
He earned a Doctor of Science degree in global health management and policy from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in international business and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, both from the University of New Orleans.