The Next Evolution

By Nidhee Krishnan

Nidhee is a product manager with HDAI, who transitioned a year ago from bedside care to healthcare innovation. Prior to this career change, she was in her second year of medical school and was conducting clinical research in parallel. She took a few moments to briefly share with us how her experiences in one world empowers her work in the next.

“The patient was fine, just five minutes ago!” I tell myself, as I race to hook my rapidly decompensating patient to an EKG and pulse oximeter as the physician charges in. Glancing worriedly at my patient, I try to recall the course of events, remembering them checking into the waiting room for a routine checkup, sitting showing no symptoms, no indications until entering the examination room, suddenly becoming diaphoretic, short of breath, and ultimately collapsing in my arms with chest tightness as I began the intake process. As I gave report to the charge nurse, I wondered if I had missed something, if there was something more that could have been done to predict this.

Studying medicine has taught me that the human body is extremely proficient in displaying warning signals when something is awry. However, symptoms are largely nonspecific until major deterioration has occurred, and the body decompensates. As a result, the diagnostic process remains largely reactive to this deterioration, despite the rapid pace of innovation in the industry. Contextualization of nonspecific symptoms is an immensely data-intensive task, especially in the digital world as healthcare data grows at an exponential rate.

Transitioning from bedside care to the world of product management in health analytics, has allowed me to take a pragmatic, aerial view of the same data. This allows me to utilize the emerging patterns to create and power intelligent, innovative tools to inform clinical decision-making, shifting the focus from symptom management to proactive, value-based practice.

At its core, innovation is moored in the resilience of our shared humanity. At HDAI, we rely on this to create solutions to empower our partners, recalling each story and experience as we endeavor to profoundly transform healthcare.

Your privacy matters

We believe that an individual’s meaningful control over their own data is as valuable as the data itself. That’s why we are committed to protecting privacy at every turn.
We always:
  • Provide transparency about the information we collect and why we collect it
  • Comply with all applicable privacy rules and regulations
  • Delete personal data from our servers if an individual opts out
We never:
  • Sell data to third parties
  • Share data with third parties besides the primary, explicitly authorized institution
  • Collect data besides what is disclosed
  • Keep personal data for individuals who have opted out

We speak legalese only when we have to, but we do our best to keep it human. Provided below are the full versions of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification.

Laura Clote
VP Provider Operations

Laura has over 14 years of experience in value-based care operations, working closely with and for health care systems and start-ups to drive operational change.  Outside of work, she loves to spend time in the great Oregon outdoors with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Bam Bam.  She received an MPH in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health.

Summer Kramer
VP Clinical Programs

Summer is a clinical pharmacist with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, payors, and start-ups. Summer has focused her career on clinical program development and healthcare analytics with a constant drive to improve patient outcomes.

Residing in the pacific northwest, Summer enjoys hiking, camping, sailing, and traveling. She received her PharmD from the University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy.  

Karan (Kay) Mansukhani
VP Business Development

Kay has a decade of experience in population health analytics.  Starting his career in Maryland’s state-designated HIE – CRISP,  he was entrusted to set up the infrastructure and data elements needed by health system to achieve CMMIs Triple Aim. Kay is a trained epidemiologist who has a passion for preventive medicine, psychology, and anthropology. Kay enjoys spending lazy days with his wife Sonal, and son Avtar on the beach.  Kay also enjoys listening to podcasts, playing the guitar and badminton. He received his joint MPH MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Kevin Sampson
VP Finance

By listening and connecting with people, Kevin understands that accurate timely information is vital for everyone in the healthcare system. He received a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.

Paul Manberg
VP Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Paul is an innovative, pragmatic leader with over 40 years’ experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He has directed clinical trial programs and regulatory activities supporting the successful market introduction of numerous impactful products. He spends his leisure time on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, body surfing and fishing. He received a PhD in pharmacology from The University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Scott Greenwald
Chief Scientist

With over 25 years’ experience in healthcare research and innovation, Scott is an unprecedented leader in his field, focusing on improved care for everyone. He is an author of over 10 US Patents and over 100 peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts. While he’s not immersed in research, you’ll find him sailing. He received a PhD in Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST).

Josh Gray
VP Analytic Services
Josh has 30 years’ experience in healthcare, including The Advisory Board Company, athenahealth, and Boston Consulting Group. Across his career, he has used a wide range of conventional and unconventional data sources to understand and teach the keys to top performance among the nation’s most innovative health systems and physician groups. Josh enjoys music, hiking, traveling, and watching his daughter take part in synchronized skating competitions. He received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Brown University.
Carola Endicott
VP Customer Engagement, Marketing

Carola has 30 years’ experience in healthcare, including HMOs, hospitals, and start-ups. Her knowledge and optimistic outlook in operations and leadership, and her passion for making healthcare workers’ lives easier is what drives her devotion to customer engagement. She received an EdM from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

David Clain
Chief Product Officer
David has vast experience with healthcare customers from his time at The Advisory Board Company and athenahealth. His expertise and passion for statistics, strategy, and innovative analytic insights is unrivaled, as is his devotion to the Duke Blue Devils. Looking for that “aha moment” of positive change is what drives him. He received a BA from Duke University.
Mike Bertrand
VP Product Development

A hard-working go-getter and outdoorsman, Mike has over 30 years of experience in Healthcare IT. Mike is a seasoned product guru with broad experience across the healthcare software spectrum. He received a BS in Computer Science from Westfield State University.

Margie Ahearn
VP HR

Margie has 25 years of experience in HR leadership. An avid boater, Margie has received numerous awards for excellence in HR and is always looking for challenges to grow professionally and personally. She graduated with an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

Nassib Chamoun
Founder and CEO and cheerleader-in-chief

Nassib is a data scientist, lover of logistical regression and serial entrepreneur. Outside of work he enjoys hosting and honing his cooking skills – specializing in Middle Eastern and outdoor feasts. He received an MS from Boston University.

Phil Devlin
COO

Phil has 30 years of experience in executive leadership. Along his journey he’s made effective and profound change in science. Little known facts about him — he loves traveling with his family, he was in the MD Engineering program at Harvard Medical School and owns 15 patents. He received an MS from Northeastern University.

What guides our culture

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We are driven to make a profound impact on US healthcare

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We operate in the best interests of patients and those who serve them

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We understand and protect patient privacy and health information security

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We use data science to enhance, but never replace clinical expertise and judgment

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We are committed to continuous learning and improvement

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We bring rigor, discipline, and reliability to our work

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We start with kindness, assuming good intent in others

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We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive team where all employees feel welcomed and appreciated

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We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families

Phil Devlin
COO

Phil has 30 years of experience in executive leadership. Along his journey he’s made effective and profound change in science. Little known facts about him — he loves traveling with his family, he was in the MD Engineering program at Harvard Medical School and owns 15 patents. He received an MS from Northeastern University.