[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/imageframe]Vidya Raman-Tangella leads Innovation Design and Development for UHC’s newly created Innovation Center of Excellence. She and her team create a portfolio of innovations each year, with a focus on breakthrough and disruptive innovation. These innovations are aimed at unmet needs and unraveling opportunities and utilize cutting-edge concepts and technology. They leverage United Healthcare’s and United Health Group’s extensive assets and its stakeholders and partners.

Vidya is a clinician by training and prior to her role at UnitedHealthcare, held an innovation role at Johnson & Johnson where she led the design and development of an integrated and tailored health and wellness solution for the employer and health plan markets. In addition, she was a critical player within the J & J start-up organization where she provided expertise to efforts like strategic partnerships and enterprise integration. Vidya also established and led a department to direct the creation, development and implementation of innovative initiatives at Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

She received her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and earned her Masters of Health Administration from Cornell University in Ithaca New York.

Vidya lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.