HLTH Forward Podcast

Building Bridges In Healthcare: Vidya Raman-Tangella, Chief Medical Officer @Teladoc Health

August 06, 2023
HLTH Forward Podcast
Building Bridges In Healthcare: Vidya Raman-Tangella, Chief Medical Officer @Teladoc Health
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Show Notes

In this episode of the podcast, the spotlight is on Vidya Raman Tangella, a seasoned physician and visionary leader at the helm of Teladoc Health. As she takes the virtual stage, her journey unfolds – a tapestry woven with threads of medical expertise and innovation.

With a voice that resonates confidence and compassion, Vidya delves into the world of telehealth, a realm where distances are bridged and lives transformed, all from the comfort of home. The episode isn't just a conversation; it's a deep dive into the boundless potential that telehealth brings to the table.

Imagine sitting in your living room, miles away from the nearest medical facility, yet having a doctor's guidance at your fingertips. It's a power that empowers – a power that Vidya fervently believes can reshape healthcare landscapes. She passionately paints the picture of telehealth's ability to empower people in their very own abodes, dismantling barriers and erasing limitations that once stood between individuals and medical care.

Yet, as with any revolutionary concept, challenges lay in the shadows. Vidya raises the curtain on society's struggle to access quality healthcare, an issue that telehealth could alleviate. 

In the podcast, the dialogue shifts like the tides, landing on the shores of policy and ethics. Vidya's words carry weight as she speaks about the imperative to evolve policies, to craft frameworks that align with the dynamic nature of healthcare. It's a call for progress, a call to ensure that the underprivileged and the underserved find their voices amplified through the channels of change.

 Amidst the digital waves, Vidya's message is clear – technology is a tool, and like any tool, it can be wielded for both good and ill. The conversation turns towards ethical technology innovations, where the spotlight falls on creating solutions that uplift, rather than exploit. In a world where information flows ceaselessly, transparency becomes the cornerstone upon which trust is built.

As the episode draws to a close, Vidya's wisdom lingers in the air, a reminder that the power of innovation can shape destinies. Her journey, a testament to resilience and vision, leaves listeners with a renewed sense of hope – a belief that through telehealth, policy reform, and ethical tech, healthcare's transformative path is illuminated, leading towards a horizon of accessibility, affordability, and transparency for all.

Dr. Vidya Raman-Tangella is responsible for leading our clinical vision, working cross-
functionally to improve health outcomes for our members, and ensuring we deliver the
best-possible quality care when and where it is needed.

Prior to joining Teladoc Health, Dr. Raman-Tangella served as general manager of
healthcare and life sciences solutions at Amazon subsidiary, Amazon Web Services
(AWS). At AWS, she led the strategy and vision for healthcare solutions and helped
establish a formal function to develop a portfolio of technology and data-driven solutions for the healthcare ecosystem. Prior to that, Dr. Raman-Tangella held leadership roles at healthcare companies including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson & Johnson, and United Healthcare, where she led the design of integrated health and wellness solutions or employers and healthcare plans.

About Host
Smriti Kirubanandan has a strong background in robotics and public health and is a Healthcare Executive, where she focuses on driving significant transformations within the healthcare ecosystem, concentrating on customer experience, intelligent automation, data analytics and insights, and is determined to make healthcare more accessible and affordable through innovation and empathy. She also spearheads brand development, thought leadership, and market research. 

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