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Satish Gattadahalli joins Grant Thornton to expand health informatics capabilities

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“Satish brings to Grant Thornton a deep understanding of the federal healthcare landscape and how to apply IT-based innovation to healthcare”ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Satish Gattadahalli has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a director in its Public Sector practice. Based in the firm’s Alexandria office, Gattadahalli will help develop and expand Grant Thornton’s health informatics and digital health capabilities.

Gattadahalli has nearly 30 years of strategic IT management experience in government and private-sector healthcare. Most recently he was a manager and principal strategist for Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB) Consulting, where he advised the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), including the agency’s Connected Care Program. Gattadahalli developed, implemented and governed multiple health information technology transformation initiatives for the VHA and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Satish brings to Grant Thornton a deep understanding of the federal healthcare landscape and how to apply IT-based innovation to healthcare,” said Carlos Otal, national managing partner of Grant Thornton Public Sector. “His background in these areas and expertise in health IT strategy will help our clients make better use of healthcare information to improve their services and the patient experience.”

Before joining WBB, Gattadahalli was a senior enterprise architect for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where he also advised the VHA and the Department of Veterans Affairs. While at EDS, Gattadahalli helped create industry standards for health informatics and made significant contributions to the development of the Federal Health Architecture, an initiative to increase health IT collaboration among government agencies.

Gattadahalli helped establish Health Level-7, or HL7, a set of international standards for transfer of clinical and administrative data between software applications used by healthcare providers. He has authored numerous white papers on topics such as mobile health IT practices, health systems engineering, telehealth and patient-generated data, and has been published in peer-reviewed health information journals, including the Journal of American Health Information Management Association.

Gattadahalli received a master’s degree in computer systems management from the University of Maryland University College and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bangalore University.

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