Bala Hota MD, MPH

SVP, Chief Informatics Officer, Tendo

Dr. Bala Hota is trained as an infectious disease physician. He has also studied epidemiology and holds a Master’s Degree in public health. For the last 20 years, he has worked with advanced technology and data to help create better quality measurements that will ultimately result in improved patient outcomes. The quality systems that are in place in US hospitals today are built off an antiquated model—one that relies on information that is not well-correlated with true quality of care and does not empower patients to understand the best pathways for the right care. Over the coming months, Dr. Hota will be authoring a series of blogs on both the current state and the potential future of quality and value in US healthcare.