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Are You Visiting the Right Doctor?

Vinay Mohta (Kyruus)
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Every second, 30 patients see a physician that has significantly less direct experience with their diagnosis than another doctor in the same exact geographic location. Further, of the over 100 million specialist referrals that occur every year, about 30% are considered clinically inappropriate, and a significant proportion of those cases entail patients being sent to the wrong “type” of specialist. (prototype visualization of life referral data available here: – Password: one)

As increasing volumes of data on physician practice styles begin to appear, to what extent can and should physician choice become data driven? We’ll show how individuals can gain a data-driven view of the clinical expertise of their physicians, and run through case studies for specific procedures where the data-driven view can substantially improve outcomes and cost.

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Vinay Mohta


Vinay is a Co-Founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Kyruus. Vinay was previously at Kayak, where he led the development of a ‘Big Data’ predictive analytics platform for measuring the impact of the company’s multi-channel marketing efforts. Prior to Kayak, Vinay served as CTO for Global Health Delivery, a non-profit collaboration between Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Partners In Health, which was designed to systematize the study of global health care delivery and rapidly diffuse technology-driven innovations to practitioners around the world. Vinay began his career as a Software Architect and Product Manager at Endeca Technologies, where he worked on complex software engineering problems in the context of the company’s core technology platform and analytics products. Vinay completed his BS and M.Eng. degrees in computer science at MIT. – See more at:

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