Vish Sankaran

Vish Sankaran
Chief Innovation Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Vish Sankaran leads Walgreens Boots Alliance’s (WBA) innovation strategy for its business operations, digital transformation and new growth business platforms. Under Sankaran’s leadership, WBA is working to transform into a consumer-driven healthcare company, leveraging partnerships with other industry-leading payor, provider, supplier and technology companies. He is also spearheading WBA’s next generation consumer acquisition and experience solutions, as well as the design and development of consumer-centric and community-based healthcare models to improve outcomes, lower costs and increase access to care.

Sankaran is a veteran healthcare business and technology executive, with extensive experience in provider, payor and pharmacy operations, population health management, product development and Health/IT policy. His comprehensive experience includes 24 years in the private sector and U.S. federal government working to transform healthcare by making consumer and clinical outcomes central to patient care-related conversations. Prior to joining WBA, he founded and served as Managing Director of Ayus Health Inc., a health strategy and product development firm. Prior to Ayus Health, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer for CareMore, an Anthem company. Sankaran also spent more than seven years with the U.S. government in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, working to enhance & streamline healthcare programs to be more accessible and efficient for patients.

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Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
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