Xerox today announced the appointment of Satish Prasad Rath, M.D., as Chief Innovation Manager for Healthcare Research, Xerox Innovation Group. He is based at the Xerox Research Centre India (XRCI), in Bangalore. Rath joins Xerox from Wipro Technologies where he was distinguished member of technical staff at the CTO office, overseeing healthcare research activities for the company’s point of care solutions and mobile health.“Healthcare has been an important area of research for Xerox,” said Monica Beltrametti, chief services research officer at Xerox. “Dr. Rath’s background in healthcare consumer-facing technology will help strengthen our research and develop innovative solutions that improve people’s lives through better, more accessible and more affordable healthcare.”At Wipro Technologies, Rath was responsible for research and development on solutions-based platforms mobile health, wearables, and other innovations in healthcare with a consumer centric approach. Prior to that, Rath was heading Intel’s Health Systems Research Group and a Sr. Research Scientist for Philips Research.“This indeed is a great opportunity,” said Rath. “As we move towards better patient engagement and experience, my primary responsibility will be to help the Xerox Innovation Group expand research in consumer-centric healthcare and develop solutions that will simplify healthcare processes worldwide.”Recently, Xerox invested in HealthSpot, Inc., a pioneer in patient- and provider-driven healthcare technology. The investment enables groundbreaking telehealth to be delivered to patients in convenient locations such as pharmacies or offices – offering patients convenient, timely access to doctors, specialists and prescriptions, nationwide.
Additionally, Xerox Research Centre India hired 10 aspiring scientists from the Indian Institutes of Technology for their “Budding Scientist” program – a two-year term position aimed at exposing a new generation of scientists to some of today’s challenging research problems and encouraging them to pursue a career in research.