Our Team is made up of experts who have built some of the most admired healthcare information, data analytics, and population health solutions across multiple sectors. We possess a unique combination of talent and experience serving in executive leadership positions in healthcare organizations ranging from start-ups, to hospital systems, to Fortune 1000 companies. Our experts are transforming healthcare by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information that enhances individual and population health outcomes, improves patient care, and provides a positive financial impact.
Jack Rush, CEO (Co-Founder)
Jack is a performance-driven professional with a stellar record of increasing revenue, developing and driving innovative healthcare models, building partnerships, and embracing change. Prior to co-founding Data Driven Health, he was the President and co-founder of Direct 1 Communications, Inc., a company focused on improving healthcare quality through medical education. Mr. Rush provided Direct One with leadership experience developed over a focused career in healthcare spanning population health, data informatics, and quality improvement. Since 2002, he has created and led collaborations with academic medical centers, health delivery systems, government entities, payers, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, securing funding to develop and implement innovative data-driven CME models, to tackle the nation’s most challenging chronic disease conditions and infectious diseases. With over two decades of experience building public-private relationships across the healthcare ecosystem, Jack and the team at Data Driven Health are revolutionizing population health and syndromic surveillance through artificial intelligence.
Sanjay Pudupakkam, CTO (Co-Founder)
Sanjay is a passionate, goal-oriented professional with a proven track record for leading and delivering some of the most admired analytic solutions in the healthcare industry. With over twenty-five years of experience in the field, he has been assisting companies grow their technological capabilities with keen insight and creative ideas. Midway through his career, having to be his wife’s caregiver through her battle with cancer, Sanjay quickly came to appreciate first-hand the severe challenges the industry is faced with today in caring for people with complex and chronic illnesses. This experience strengthened his commitment to developing solutions that truly provide value and empower patients and physicians toward better health and outcomes. This is the focus of Data Driven Health (DDH). Prior to DDH, Mr. Pudupakkam founded Avatar Enterprise Business Solutions, a boutique HIM and analytics end-to-end consulting and tech firm. Avatar has assisted a prestigious list of clients with their strategy and execution of large population health, clinical quality and genomic analytic solutions to meet a variety of use cases. Sanjay started his career as a Healthcare Administrative Fellow through the Greater New York Hospital Association at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and later focused on reporting and analytics in managed care environments at a large academic medical center and a TPA. He held various management consulting roles at Accenture, Knightsbridge Solutions and Hewlett Packard. Before joining Avatar, Sanjay was the VP, Information Management and Analytics Consulting Practice at Optum (formerly Ingenix). Sanjay holds a bachelor's degree in Biology and Master level degrees in Healthcare Administration and Information Technology.
Jacqueline Keenan, COO
Jacqueline is a senior business executive with experience in all aspects of business management, operations and finance. Before joining DDH, she co-founded and contributed to the growth of Direct 1 Communications through the execution of data-driven population health initiatives that have revolutionized the healthcare landscape. Prior to joining Direct 1, Ms. Keenan worked in public, private and non-profit business environments, including Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs at American Documentary Inc., a national non-profit media arts organization.
Diane Harrypersaud, CFO
Diane has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. She most recently served as CFO of Avatar EBS, which provides healthcare consulting and staffing solutions for some of the largest payers and providers across the US. Diane has a passion for providing healthcare information to patients from end-to-end. As a breast cancer survivor, she truly understands the importance of total patient care and continues to be an advocate for cancer patients. She also believes educating and mentoring young people in health care will contribute to making a healthier environment for the future.
Data Driven Health is proud and honored to introduce our Advisory Board. These individuals provide us with valuable guidance and support, helping us chart a sustainable course for growth. They present a unique combination of population health, software, data and business expertise.
David Nash, MD, MBA
Founding Dean Emeritus
Dr. Raymond C. & Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy, Jefferson College of Population Health
Data Scientist and Technology Evangelist
Founder of Ideation Technology Solutions & Ideal Analytics
Master of Technology from IIT-KGP
Raja Sengupta is Professor in the Systems Engineering Program, Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley.
Co-Founder and Board Member, SparkPR
M.A. Communications, New York University
Head of App Data Engineering at Facebook
DW/Analytics Entrepreneur & Technology Leader
A.B. Computer Science, Columbia University