Vikas Jain, MBA

MS Student , Applied Clinical Informatics

I started out as a Health Systems Software engineer at
Vanderbilt Medical Center when Health IT was just a startup in
the basement of the Eskind Biomedical Library. After working in
the Bay Area for years, I gave myself 6‐months tops that I
wouldn’t survive working in the hospital basement. Then, almost
20 years later, I look back and realize that my interests in
technologies and healthcare grew as fast as my kids!

I have a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from India,
and I received my MBA degree from TSU. Over the years at
Vanderbilt, I have been involved in many projects as a developer
and as a manager. I find a natural convergence of health care
and information technology, and managing it is both interesting
and challenging. My past project working on computerized
prescriber order entry (CPOE) exemplifies just that, we were
tasked to deliver value‐based care using advanced technologies,
securely exchanging sensitive patient data, and even showcasing
a touch of artificial intelligence.

In the near future I look forward to working with digitized
healthcare data to help find systemic waste, identify people at
risk of chronic diseases, utilize technologies like cloud
computing, AI, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to
streamline health care delivery, and align it with changing
consumer preferences, and to do so fast (and furiously)! I would
love to do a project analyzing the rising costs of healthcare and
finding ways to tame it. A task that is complicated, but not

I love hiking, skiing, travelling, losing debates to my kids, serving
at the pleasure of my wife, and joking.