| Vinod K. Sahney, PhD
Vinod K. Sahney, PhD, is Distinguished University Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Northeastern University, Boston; Senior Fellow at The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Sahney was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Office at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Prior to joining the company, he served as Senior Vice President at Henry Ford Health System for 25 years, including responsibilities for Strategic Planning, Marketing, Government Relations, Public Relations, Community Affairs, Quality Resource Group, Special Events, Management Services, Information Services, New Enterprise Development Corporation, the Center for Health Services Research and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Dr. Sahney has been elected to both the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering. He has served on the faculty of Harvard University for the past 31 years and has been a faculty member for Harvard's Executive Program in Health Policy and Management. He also served as one of nine judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and The Military Health Care Advisory Board.
Dr. Sahney is a co-author of a book titled “Reengineering Health Care: Building on CQI”. He has authored over 50 publications, including: books, chapters in books, publications in journals and conference proceedings. He has made over 100 presentations at national and international meetings.
His board service includes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as a founding member, director and board chair; St. Joseph Mercy – Macomb Hospital; St. Joseph Mercy – Oakland Hospital; Enterprise Development Fund; Michigan's Children; Group Practice Improvement Network as a founding member and director; Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development; founding member and president of the Society for Health Systems; Faculty Practice Plan at Washington University School of Medicine; and Henry Ford OptimEyes.He has received a number of awards including the Dean Conley Award from the American College of Health Care Executives for the best paper published in health care management; the Best Paper Award and Quality Award from Health Care Information and Management Systems Society of the American Hospital Association; a Distinguished Service Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers; the Founders Award from the Society of Health Systems; the Fellow Award from both IIE and HIMSS/AHA; the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and the Gold Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit.