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QSSI Health IT Council

The QSSI Health IT Council was established in 2009 as a guiding body for QSSI’s extensive healthcare business and its anticipated future growth. The council members are all practicing physicians that additionally bring significant experience in Health IT (HIT) Politics, Health Information Exchange (HIE) management, Hospital Administration, as well as Emergency Medicine. The QSSI Health IT Council plays an active part in supporting QSSI’s current HIT offerings at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as defining new offerings that fulfill the requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

Dr. Ram Peruvemba

Dr. Ram Peruvemba is a partner in First Colonies Anesthesia Associates (FCAA) as well as President and founder of Pain Management Specialists (PMS). FCAA is the largest medical specialty group in the state of Maryland. FCAA currently provides anesthesia services at 5 major hospitals in Maryland and numerous surgical facilities. PMS provides pain management services through two surgery centers located in Maryland. Dr. Peruvemba has been extensively involved in the implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT) in both the Adventist Health Care system as well for PMS. Dr. Peruvemba is also extensively involved in health care politics being a leading member of the FCAA political action committee as well as member of the MedChi legislative task force.

Dr. Peruvemba received his BS in Biology from Washington University in St Louis, his Medical Doctorate (MD) from New York Medical College where he received a scholarship for academic excellence. His postgraduate anesthesia training was completed at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center after which he completed fellowship training in Pain Management at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He was the Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai before joining FCAA and founding PMS.

Dr. Sunil Madan

Dr. Sunil Madan is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician with over ten years of experience in patient care, operations, reimbursement, quality, regulatory affairs, and health information technology.  He currently serves as the Medical Director of the emergency department at one of the nation’s largest tertiary community teaching hospitals. He also serves on the administrative team which operates four emergency departments in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Along with his daily responsibilities, he teaches both students and resident physicians as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with Georgetown University. 

In the realm of health information technology he has expertise developing and implementing  innovative technologies and health information systems for patient care.  He has been an integral part of  the healthcare software development life cycle at an enterprise level; and he has introduced novel technologies in the healthcare environment.

Dr. Shobhit Arora

Shobhit Arora, MD, MMM, FACEP is President of Doctors Emergency Physicians, a group of 25 physicians and mid-level providers who specialize in Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Arora is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Doctors Community Hospital, a 200-bed acute care facility in suburban Maryland.  He is integrally involved with the medical leadership of the hospital, sitting on both the Medical Executive and Quality Management Committees.

Dr. Arora has a special interest in medical informatics and sits on the hospital’s Information Technology Strategic Planning committee.  He served as the Physician Champion for the implementation of the hospital’s first fully integrated departmental information system in 2007 [Allscripts HMED].  He is also a Consultant for Allscripts and has worked with several facilities, including the Johns Hopkins Hospital, in their implementation of an EDIS.  Dr. Arora serves as the EMS Medical Director for DCH and is a certified Base Station Instructor for the state of Maryland.  He has also served as the DCH ED coordinator for Maryland’s Cardiovascular Patient Outcomes Research Team [CPORT], and as the principle investigator at DCH for a Pediatric Preparedness study performed in collaboration with the UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Arora is a graduate of Stanford University, the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.  He completed his post graduate training in emergency medicine at Christiana Care Health Systems (DE). 

Dr. Gaurov Dayal

Dr. Gaurov Dayal serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Adventist HealthCare.  Adventist HealthCare operates five hospitals, six nursing centers, several home care companies, and affiliated health care services. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Adventist HealthCare is one of the largest private employers in Montgomery County, employing more than 7,800 people and caring for nearly half a million patients each year.

Dr. Dayal was appointed to the newly created role of Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Adventist HealthCare in 2009. In this role he is responsible for clinical integration strategies for the Adventist HealthCare system. He leads Adventist Physician Services, the company’s medical group practice, health and wellness, and occupational health. He also provides leadership to the system’s medical informatics, quality and patient safety initiatives and the Adventist HealthCare health insurance plan. Finally, Dr. Dayal plays a vital role in the organization’s strategic initiatives and clinical growth.

Prior to joining Adventist HealthCare, Dr. Dayal was a management consultant with the global strategy consulting firm McKinsey and Company. At McKinsey, he served a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and health care industry. His past experience also includes roles in medical informatics, a biotech start up and academic medicine. Dr. Dayal is board certified in Pediatrics. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.D. from Northwestern University.  He completed his residency training at Washington University, Saint Louis.