Dr. Naresh Yallapragada is the CIO of Rainbow Hospitals, Hyderabad. He is a Healthcare IT leader with over 20years of experience in delivering IT projects to Healthcare institutions under different categories. He has been into Product development, Consulting and IT implementation in India and the US. Dr. Yallapragada has widely travelled with good knowledge on the Healthcare industries around the world. He has been trained in Health Informatics in the UK through a full time Master’s programme. He has acquired the basics of management through an executive management programme from IIM Calcutta. He is the current treasurer for the Hyderabad chapter of the CIO Klub. Dr. Naresh is Proficient in change management and devising ways to get the buy in of the end users comprising of Doctors and administrative staff. His major areas of work are IT Strategy, planning and execution, budgetary compliance and project management. He has his expertise on HIS, EMR/HER, Evidence Based Medicine, Health care 2.0, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Telecare and Telemedicine, Market research and segmentation, Marketing strategy and pricing, Sales and customer engagement. He is experienced in Business Process Management/ Re engineering specific to healthcare and hospitals.