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Vik Nagjee

Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences

Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc.

Vik Nagjee is a Director at Sirius Healthcare & Managed Services.

Vik Nagjee serves as a director of Sirius Healthcare & Managed Services. He previously served as the interim CTO of The Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education, followed by an advisory role as chief enterprise architect.

Prior to joining Sirius, Vik served as vice president and CTO for Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at Pure Storage, where he was responsible for healthcare solutions, strategy and market development.

Vik’s two decades of experience in the healthcare technology sector includes leadership roles at Epic and InterSystems. He served as CTO at Epic, the world’s leading electronic health records provider, where he directed the architecture, implementation, execution and business development of Epic’s service-provider business, Epic Hosting.

Vik began his career at Epic as a software engineer and built the foundations of Epic’s core infrastructure. Afterward, he held several roles within Epic, where he partnered with C-level executives, including chief information officers and CTOs at enterprise-class healthcare organizations to optimize the success of multimillion-dollar installations. He also leveraged his deep expertise to support sales opportunities during this time. Vik was also responsible for product security and regulatory compliance to help ensure the security of information systems and patient health information.

Vik holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Accounting from Purdue University.

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The Kaseya supply chain attack fundamentally exposes our intertwined nature. Drex and I both have the saying, everything is connected to everything. And this is a fundamental example of how a supply chain attack that impacts a service provider could impact you as a healthcare organization, because you have so many business to business third-party relationships.
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What can we apply from what we've learned from organizations that we've helped to get out of an active ransomware attack and recover? How can we accelerate that recovery? Assuming it's going to happen, how do you get out of it a lot quicker than you normally would?
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There’s a lot of folks in healthcare that are exceptionally blinders based. They're super insular. They just want to do their own thing. No judgment there but in terms of actually moving the needle I think there's going to have to be a lot of partnerships.
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It’s amazing how much waste there is in healthcare. And the waste is broken down into different categories. JAMA released a study showing that 20 to 25% of the overall waste is administrative. So if you solve the administrative issues that exist in healthcare, the claims, the rejections, the number of times you have to submit the work, the number of people you have to do the work, et cetera, you’re going to move the needle forward.
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This whole malware thing in healthcare is really getting people to think about endpoint protection. We have to do it. But in a way that doesn't break everything else. We have to be able to operationally manage it. And we need something that's not going to completely crush the environment.
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