Yauheni Solad has been selected as the first Chief Medical Information Officer for Digital Health and Vice President of Innovation at UC Davis Health. He joined the organization earlier in August and, in this key role, he will serve as a champion of digital innovation and transformation across inpatient and ambulatory settings.
Dr. Solad, MD, MHS, MBA, will lead the development and implementation of the Digital Davis Platform – a first of its kind Cloud Innovation Center for digital equity – as well as the Digital Collaborative for Innovation and Validation, also known as the Digital CoLab.
Under his leadership, UC Davis Health aims to expand its in-house digital health design and development team, advance federal and state interoperability efforts, support and expand its global open innovation ecosystem, and catalyze global partnerships in digital health transformation.
Dr. Ashish Atreja, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Health Officer, said, “We are fortunate to have a nationally recognized leader in digital health and AI join UC Davis Health. Dr. Solad’s deep expertise will enable us to scale the innovation coming from UC Davis Health’s CoLab, facilitate the transition to a digital and data-first organization, and provide a seamless digital experience to employees and patients. This is exactly what every health care organization needs today.”
Before joining UC Davis Health, Dr. Solad served as a Medical Director of Digital Health at Yale New Haven Health and Chief Medical Information Officer of Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. At Yale New Haven Health, his work focused on the launch and expansion of telemedicine and chronic care management programs, the development and implementation of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, API-enabled AI-powered digital health tools, and integration efforts with electronic medical records that support digital front door and conversational agents.
Dr. Solad said, “I am excited to join UC Davis Health and lead the Digital CoLab team and am impressed with the commitment to the development of the Digital Davis Platform and the validation of the next generation of digital health and AI tools. Through our global open innovation initiative, we welcome innovators and health care organizations to join us in building accessible, equitable and inclusive digital care.”
Dr. Solad is a practicing clinician and board-certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics. He received his medical degree from Belarus State Medical University in Minsk, a Master of Health Science, Medical Informatics from Yale School of Public Health, and a Master of Business Administration from Yale School of Management. An active member of the digital health community, he is a member of the Digital Health Committee at the American College of Physicians and a board member of NODE.Health, Association of Digital Medicine.
As a researcher and innovator, Dr. Solad has led workgroups on health data and has received more than 15 national and international awards, most recently a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2021) and Dean's Mission Award from the Yale School of Management (2021).