|Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MSc, MPH is Founder of Quantros, Inc., a leader in web-based healthcare data management and decision support solutions to further patient safety and quality. Today, more than 2,200 healthcare facilities in the USA use Quantros applications to drive improvements in quality of care delivered, patient safety initiatives and compliance programs.
Drawing on his extensive background in medicine and technology, Dr. Kumar directed his medical training, direct patient care experiences, epidemiological and bio statistical data management and analysis skills towards developing clinical informatics solutions that would impact quality measurement and patient safety monitoring. In 1997, he founded Quantros, Inc. and introduced the predecessor of Quantros ACE, an automated self-auditing and compliance management tool, to the healthcare industry. Solutions for patient quality, safety, risk management and surveillance soon followed.
Dr. Kumar serves on numerous quality improvement committees, task forces and working groups. He is a frequent speaker at national health care conferences and meetings. Dr. Kumar has been widely published in peer reviewed medical journals and is the author of Fatal Care: Survive in the U.S. Health System.
Dr. Kumar earned his medical degree at the University of Benin and received postgraduate medical training in the UK. In pursuit of defining healthcare delivery models and programs, Dr. Kumar received a Master of Science degree in Health Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Kumar also earned a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA is the Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Nash is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy.
Dr. Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement and has been repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare.
He is a consultant in both the public and private sectors. In December 2009, he was named to the Board of Directors for Humana Inc., one of the largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies. He recently was appointed to the Board of Main Line Health a four hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, PA. From 19982008, he served on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he chaired the Board Committee on Quality and Safety.
Through publications, public appearances, his blog and an online column on MedPage Today he reaches more than 100,000 persons every month.
Dr. Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and his MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School where he was a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.