Ashish Atreja recognized among nations top 30 Healthcare IT influencers


Ashish Atreja, chief information and digital health officer at UC Davis Health, has been recognized among the nation’s top 30 Healthcare IT influencers by Health Tech Magazine.

Health Tech is highlighting the leadership and hard work of 30 healthcare IT influencers driving innovation and change in the digital health space. These leaders offer valuable insights into successful technology implementations.

Ashish Atreja wearing a blue jacket and bow tie
Ashish Atreja, chief information and digital health officer

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the nation’s top 30 Healthcare IT influencers,” said Atreja. “This acknowledgment speaks volumes to the impact UC Davis Health has had bolstering our digital health leadership on a national level.”

Over the past few years, Atreja has led a variety of impactful projects. They include:

“At UC Davis Health, we are committed to advancing digital and data-driven care to continue to provide exceptional patient care and experiences,” added Atreja.

A leading voice on evidence-based digital health and artificial intelligence, Atreja oversees UC Davis Health’s expansion of its digital footprint. That includes bridging the gap between IT, academia, research, and innovation as “Digital Davis” becomes a global validation hub for digital health.

Atreja came to UC Davis Health in December 2020 from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he trained as a gastroenterologist and served as the chief innovation officer. At Mount Sinai, Atreja established one of the first innovation hubs within an academic medical center to build and test disruptive digital health technologies – those that transform the industry. He is credited with coining the term “Evidence-based Digital Medicine,” and is often referred to as “The App Doctor” for his work in pioneering digital therapeutics and prescribing mobile health apps for patients.

In addition to a medical degree, Atreja holds a master’s in public health, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association. As an intrapreneur, he has won innovation awards at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai, successfully licensed technologies from academic centers, and advises startups, accelerators and Fortune 500 companies in digital medicine.

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