Rohan Kulkarni

Rohan leads the Healthcare practice at HFS, bringing to bear his vast experience across the healthcare ecosystem. His experience includes being the Head of Healthcare Strategy at multiple fortune 500 companies, Product Management leader and CIO at two Health Plans. He is passionate about the Triple Aim (improving health outcomes, reducing the cost of care & enhancing the care experience) and believes that health & healthcare is a polymathic opportunity that intersects with every industry and facet of our lives. His well-rounded experience & passion brings a practical approach to his analyst role at HFS.

Rohan has an engineering degree from the University of Mysore, India, an MBA from the University of Dundee & the London School of Economics in the UK as well as Executive Education diploma from the Harvard Business School.

Rohan & his wife call the suburbs of Washington DC home. He is an avid traveler and loves to cook when he is not lost in the woods hiking.

Content By Rohan Kulkarni

Point of View

Arrest the disruption now—that light you see is not the end of the tunnel

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will...

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Health plan survival depends on adopting digital technologies

Core administrative process systems (CAPS) are central to every US health plan—big or small—managing their businesses by enabling technology to deliver for their value chain. CAPS have been around for more than 40, and they have steadily become highly complicated...

Highlight Report

WNS’ PRECIZON has life sciences-specific competitive intel in its crosshairs

We’re drowning in a tsunami of data that often does not translate into actionable information across various dimensions of life and business. But when it comes to understanding, planning, and reacting to the ever-evolving competitive landscape, competitive intelligence platforms (CIP)...

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Make decentralization your friend; let consumers take control of their health data

Ransomware attacks on health plans and hospital systems appear to have become commonplace in the last couple of years. One report from Comparitech indicated that more than 600 healthcare enterprises experienced ransomware attacks in 2020, resulting in lawsuits, ransom payments,...

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HGS divests its healthcare business to make space to accelerate growth

HGS divested its healthcare business, which is approximately 53% of its total book of business to a diversified Asian private equity entity late July. The divesture means that HGS will focus its attention on its consumer experience (CX) and digital...

Industry Primer

HFS Healthcare Industry Primer 2021

The Healthcare Industry Primer report complements the Healthcare Top 10 report, which HFS published at the end of 2020. While the Top 10 reports cover the leading service providers offering best-in-class, industry-specific services to specific sectors, Industry Primers offer a...

Point of View

Before you “git some AI,” be practical about the problems you’ll solve with it and how

The value of any emerging technology is in how we apply it to solve real-world problems. The journey from emerging to accepted, fit for purpose, and broadly utilized is critical to realizing value. Artificial intelligence (AI) and its myriad permutations...

Market Analysis

HFS OneOffice™ Pulse, H1 2021: Summary of key findings for healthcare services

HFS OneOffice Pulse has unearthed interesting insights into the impacts of the pandemic as well as other organic changes on healthcare in its survey with over 150 global healthcare enterprises. The OneOffice approach is broadly being embraced as a differentiated...

Point of View

Healthcare must blow up its organizational silos to thrive in a post-pandemic world

Enterprise organizational structures have evolved from large teams located in one location to a geographically distributed workforce, from no ecosystem to a diverse ecosystem, and from hierarchical to flat structures. The evolution contributed to functional silos that served to inculcate...

Data Viewpoint

Busted! It’s a myth that healthcare industry is a laggard in emerging technology adoption

There is a broad perception that healthcare lags other industries in terms of emerging technology adoption. However, the school of thought is that the healthcare industry has made smarter choices and adopted advanced technologies where it mattered. Our recent OneOffice...

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Enable cloud-native and AI-powered healthcare digital platforms to manage rising costs, risks & demand

Healthcare digital platforms emerge as the “have-to-have” strategy for over 90% of C-level (CXO) health plan executives. A “healthcare digital platform” is the integration of applications and emerging technologies to provide a tailored healthcare solution that drives business outcomes—a significant...

Point of View

Health consumers want digital: It’s time for health plans to deliver

In early 2021, HFS Research partnered with Cognizant to survey more than 2,400 US health plan members across employer-sponsored plans, individual plans, Medicare, and Medicaid to gather insights to help health plans understand members’ use of digital applications and technologies...

Point of View

Pfizer’s vaccine proves the Power of Emerging Tech when the Burning Platform is Red Hot

The combination of emerging technologies Pfizer brought together to win the race to deliver a safe COVID-19 vaccine should be a wake-up call for every organization still pondering its operational engagement with artificial intelligence (AI), smart analytics, and automation. Under...

Highlight Report

We must take care of those that take care of us

The world has been experiencing a shortage of doctors, nurses, and other clinicians for a while, and it is about to get worse. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects a shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030, while the...

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Ignore the digital health semantics, and focus on the outcomes

Digital health is amorphous, it is everything, and it is nothing, observed my colleague Saurabh Gupta, aptly summarizing digital health in response to the different definitions by the government (FDA, NIH), industry forums (HIMSS), and other entities. At HFS Research,...

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NTT DATA’s Nucleus for Healthcare's psychographics drive to personalized care

Rain, rain, everywhere but not a drop to drink. That is the story in healthcare, a treasure trove of fragmented data that is minimally converted into information for the benefit of health consumers. However, it appears NTT DATA may be...

Data Viewpoint

Leverage material increase in healthcare technology spend to improve Triple Aim

COVID-19 has driven the virtualization of health care and engagement, leveraging technology to accelerate therapies, and optimize delivery. This has inspired the healthcare ecosystem to expect material increases in IT budgets and investments in emerging technologies (IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain,...

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Adopt emerging tech before it becomes table stakes

Digital health—a class of health-focused technologies including mobility, health IT, wearables, telehealth, and personalized health—is at the beginning of the end of its journey. The end is near—not because digital health is becoming obsolete but because its underlying technologies are...

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Digitization, Health Outcomes, and Sustainability will drive Life Sciences future

HFS is pleased to announce the launch of a seminal study that will evaluate the role and evolution of service providers and their value to life sciences enterprises. This is a critical symbiosis of the best of two worlds coming...

Highlight Report

HFS Highlight: Optum’s IT Performance Services seek to address health plan and provider’s need to accelerate emerging tech adoption and enhance cybersecurity

Optum, the United Health Group company with deep expertise in technology-enabled solutions, continues to hone its capabilities as it serves the healthcare ecosystem. As health plans and providers in particular lag with their technology enablement, Optum IT Performance Services appear...

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Act Now—Before Climate Change Destroys Healthcare

The US health and healthcare construct has barely supported us in normal times— increasing costs, worsening health outcomes, and declining longevity—so imagine the outcomes as climate change’s impacts become even more aggressive. Health plans and healthcare service providers must urgently...