Dr. Vino Raj is a clinical quality adviser for the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network program at Altarum Institute. This federally grant-funded program works in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve quality compliance and transition into value-based care. Dr. Raj has also contributed to the development of clinical decision, quality metric analysis, and workflow production, providing direct aid to both clinicians and support staff in moving into the value-based health care model.
Dr. Raj studied at the Nizhny Novgorod Medical Academy for his Medical Degree (MD). From there, he moved to Africa to work as a mission doctor privileged to provide assistance to the indigenous populations in outreach clinics in Masaii villages throughout different regions in Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda. Dr. Raj was also involved in medical holistic health clinics and health screening programs, education implementation, and population health research with different organizations including UNICEF, United Nations Refugee Relief, and AMREF. He was instrumental in the establishment of a handful of orphanages and schools in collaboration with personal and foreign aid-funded projects, which he continues to assist and oversee.
In the United States, Dr. Raj has worked in an obstetrics clinic as a care coordinator and clinical administrator working side-by-side with three different hospitals. Dr. Raj has conducted different research working to improve patient care and patient outcome value, gaining valuable work experience in health information technology (HIT) integration, health care LEAN implementation, and other value-based matrixes. Dr. Raj is presently completing his MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan—Flint.
In joining Altarum, Dr. Raj has been able to bring his experience and expertise in various clinic and administrative roles to the transition phase of value-based health care with the ability to relate to both clinicians and support staff alike.