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Kris Joshi

by Jasmine Batchelor

April 24, 2019

Executive Vice President and President, Network Solutions,
Change Healthcare

Kris Joshi, PhD is EVP and President, Network Solutions, at Change Healthcare.
Kris is a leader and innovator in healthcare technology and pursues bold ideas
driving industry transformation toward more consumer-driven and personalized
healthcare. In his current role at Change Healthcare, Kris leads the largest
healthcare network in the US, connecting payers, providers, pharmacies, and labs, carrying over $2 trillion in healthcare transactions every year from over 200 million unique individuals and 800,000 providers. Change Healthcare’s intelligent network enables clinical interoperability, reimbursement, B2B and consumer healthcare payments, and data driven decision making for all stakeholders to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Change Healthcare also enables value-based reimbursement through its Risk Management solutions, and evidence-based clinical decision support through its widely used InterQual decision support criteria.

Prior to joining Change Healthcare, Kris was Global Vice President for Healthcare in Oracle Corporation′s Health Sciences Global Business Unit. Kris’ passion for personalized medicine inspired him to conceptualize and lead the development of Oracle’s personalized medicine platform for clinical and molecular data management, which was successfully implemented at many top-tier academic medical centers around the world. Kris also led two major acquisitions for Oracle in the life sciences space, aimed at bridging the gap between healthcare and life sciences R&D. Before joining Oracle, Kris was head of strategy for IBM’s global healthcare business, and served in senior strategy roles in IBM′s Global Sales and Distribution organization. Prior to that, Kris was a consultant with McKinsey and Company, where he served Fortune 500 clients on strategy issues.

In his spare time, Kris is devoted to entrepreneurship and innovation in global
health. He is a Board member of Ujenzi Trust, which has helped catalyze
groundbreaking innovations for infant and maternal health in resource poor regions of the world. One such innovation is the low-cost Uterine Balloon Tamponade for preventing maternal death from postpartum hemorrhage, which has now been deployed in many countries around the world. Kris also enjoys dabbling in astrophysics and observing the night sky with his telescope.

Kris holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Caltech, and a Ph.D. in
Physics from MIT.