Board of Directors
Fran Ayalasomayajula, MPH, MSMIS, PMP For over 25 years, Fran Ayalasomayajula, executive healthcare strategist and technologist, has served the health needs of populations around the world. Fran is Chief Executive Officer of RTL Innovation, CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree. Prior to RTL, Fran was the Global Head of Digital Health Strategies at HP and has worked on behalf of other major health and life science institutions, including the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Bristol Myers Squibb. Fran is a devoted volunteer and currently the President of Reach, a 501c3 global social impact organization, and a board member of multiple industry leading organizations, including the American Health Information Management Association and NHA of San Diego. Influencing global standards on health technology, Fran is the Americas representative to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Segment 12 on BioDigital Convergence. Fran is also the author of several publications on a variety of digital health topics including best practices for the successful adoption of virtual reality in the clinical setting; approaches to globally scaling AI-enabled and connected health technology solutions; and the deployment of digital technology for the prevention of maternal mortality and morbidity.
Ayalasomayajula, F, Gibbson, M., Shaikh, Y. (To be published Spring 2022). Technologies Engaging Patients for Health Care in the Digital Age. Fifth Edition. In: Weaver C., Ball M., Kim G., Kiel J., (eds). Healthcare Information Management Systems. Health Informatics. Springer, Cham. Ayalasomayajula, F. (To Be Published Spring 2022). AI and the Implications for Funding and Insurance of Wellness, Health and Social Care. In: by Byrne, M., Bagci, U., Ahmad, O., Xu, Z., Chahal, D., Parsa N., and Greenhill., A., (eds). Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Medicine. Wiley Ayalasomayajula, F. (2021). Social Forces and their Impact on Cardiovascular Health. Global Cardiac Surgery Capacity Development in Emerging Countries. Editor Jacques Kpodonu, MD, FACC. Springer Nature. Switzerland. Ayalasomayajula, F. (2021). The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for Health Informatics Professionals, 2nd edition, Section VI: Industry Influences Critical to Your Career, Chapter E: Disruptive Technology: It’s About People, Culture, and Technology HIMSS, CRC Press. Ayalasomayajula, F. (2020). Artificial intelligence (AI) and applications in augmented and virtual reality: A promising path to clinical excellence. Intelligence-Based Medicine. Artificial Intelligence and Human Cognition in Clinical Medicine and Healthcare. Academic Press, Elsevier Inc., pages 158-159. Nemeth, S., Rose, H., Ayalasomayajula, F. (2019). Rewiring the Brain for Less Pain: Use of innovative VR software program gives patient relief at Providence Cancer Institute. Ayalasomayajula, F. and Sangar, R. (2019). Perennials and Connected Health: Dispelling Myths About Aging and Technology. Online: https://www.ipsos.com/en/webinar-future-perennials-andconnected-health-and-wellness Ayalasomayajula, F. (2019). Connected-health Programs: On the Front Lines of Women’s Healthcare. Reach. Ayalasomayajula, F. (2019). Intentional Inclusivity: a new strategy for solving medical problems. AIMed Magazine. 1(4), 57. Gromala, D., Rose, H., Ayalasomayajula, F. (2018). VR Healthcare: Best practices for Clinical Implementation. AIMed Magazine 1(3), 62-65. Recent Presentations HIMSS. (January 2022). Bringing Technology To Where It Is Needed The Most. Online: https://www.himss.org/events/bringing-technology-where-it-needed-most CES. (January 2022). Mental Health Innovation in Virtual Care: Stories of Success and Opportunity. CES 2022. Online: https://ces.tech/conference/Session/878951.aspx IVHRA. (December 2021). Research Study Findings on Clinician Resilience. 3rd Annual Virtual Reality and Healthcare Europe Symposium. Online: https://healtheurope21.ivrha.org/ American Heart Association (November 2021). Health Equity and Cardiovascular Disease. AHA Scientific Sessions. Sessions 2021 Health Tech Programming. Online: https://ahahealthtech.org/scientific-sessions/ IVRHA. (November 2021). A New Vision: Introducing VR to Communities in Ways That Matter to Them. 5th Annual Virtual Reality Day. Online: https://virtualrealityday.org/ HLTH. (November 2021). Happy Mama Closes Gaps in Maternal Health Care. Spotlight. Online: https://www.hlth.com/digital-content/announcement/happy-mama-closes-gaps-in-maternalhealth-care MATCH Coalition. (November 2021). Online: https://youtu.be/l3DgC5Pfd8Q Innovators MD. (August 2021). Fostering Digital Health Equity: The Role of and Value to Care Providers. World Congress 2021. Online: https://www.innovatormd.com/eventdetails/innovatormd-world-congress-2021 HIMSS. (March 2021). Leveraging Health Information & Technology to Address the Maternal Mortality Crisis. Online: https://www.himss.org/resources/leveraging-health-informationtechnology-address-maternal-mortality-crisis WSIS Forum (March 2021). ICTs and Gender Mainstreaming special track: Telehealth facilitated health ecosystems in rural/war afflicted areas during covid – Case Studies. WSIS Forum 2021 Online: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2021/en/Agenda/Session/244