Dr. Anushka Patchava
Anushka is a consumer-focused strategist with 5+ years clinical experience as a doctor and 5+ years business experience devising and implementing tactical, data-driven and technology-enabled strategies to drive profitability and sales, across the pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical device and health insurance sectors. Her multi-faceted background has led to her developing broad experience within the healthcare ecosystem (payer, provider, physician, pharmaceutical and policy) across Europe, the Middle East, Americas and Asia-Pacific market. She has led the execution of cross-function, multi-stream digital and non-digital projects within both matrixed and start-up organisations. She has been successful at both a strategic and operational level, and as a trusted advisor (Chief of Staff equivalent) to C-suite. Her current role is as Proposition and Strategy Lead for vHealth, a telemedicine and digital health product, at Aetna International, now part of CVS Health, a Fortune 4 company. Anushka is a strong advocate for the use of digital health and health technology to improve health outcomes and patient/physician experience, and has featured on Forbes’ Futures in Focus podcast, Information Age publication and LBC radio sharing her perspective.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry (Imperial College London), a medical degree (University of Cambridge), a post-graduate degree (Harvard University and Harvard Business School) and is currently pursuing an executive MBA (London Business School). In addition to her academic qualifications, Anushka has expertise in a breadth of areas including Digital Transformation and Leadership, Value Based Healthcare, Analytics and Big Data Strategy and Marketing Analytics. She serves as an Expert Advisor to United Nations (CEFACT) for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Healthcare and over the past 12 months has been an invited keynote speaker at over 75+ national and international events including the Global Tech Leaders Summit.