Pravene Nath was named chief information officer at Stanford Health Care (SHC) in September 2013. He joined SHC in September 2008 as chief medical information officer.
Describing himself as “a tech guy who went to medical school,” Pravene has helped SHC become a paperless hospital for improved patient safety and quality and in the process, helped earn SHC national recognition for outstanding levels of IT adoption. His current focus is on deploying technology to improve the patient experience, while driving better outcomes and improving physician workflow.
Pravene is board certified in emergency medicine and holds a B.S. and M.S. in biomedical engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his medical degree and master’s from The University of Michigan. He believes in short meetings, quick decisions and immediate action, an approach shaped during his residency in emergency medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Previously, Pravene served as chief medical information officer and senior director of clinical systems at New York University Medical Center, where he managed the medical center’s implementation of its electronic health records system.