Delivering on the Promise of Healthcare Innovation

7 min
Peter Jaret
Published on November 13, 2018


Rasu Shrestha on empathy as the starting point
Utilizing data can help physicians make the right decision.
“We have a lot of data out there that could help a doctor decide when imaging is appropriate and necessary and when it’s not. We need better ways to make that data quickly and easily accessible.”
Keeping people well is one of the main goals of Rasu Shrestha.
“Healthcare will be more pervasive in people’s lives because it will be focused on keeping people within the magic circle of wellness, not just treating them when they’re sick.”
Rasu Shrestha on healthcare that focuses on thriving instead of merely surviving


Rasu Shrestha on augmented intelligence


Rasu Shrestha on the patient’s circle of trust
Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, is Chief Innovation Officer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

By Peter Jaret

Peter Jaret is the author of several health-related books, including In Self-Defense: The Human Immune System, Nurse: A World of Care, and Impact: On the Frontlines of Public Health. A frequent contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Health magazine, More, AARP Bulletin, and dozens of other periodicals, Jaret is the recipient of an American Medical Association award for journalism and two James Beard awards. He lives in Petaluma, California.