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Geeta Nayyar, M.D.
Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A., is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare information technology as well as a board-certified practicing physician. She brings an integrated perspective to physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and accountable care organizations that are facing the challenges of the nation’s changing healthcare system.

Dr. Nayyar was most recently the chief medical information officer at AT&T, where she provided a clinical perspective to the AT&T ForHealthSM strategy and portfolio. She also served as CMIO at Patient Point, principal medical officer at Vangent, Inc. and as the chief medical officer of APCO Worldwide, a public affairs and strategic communications firm. A specialist in rheumatology, Dr. Nayyar maintains an active practice while serving on the medical school faculty at Florida International University and George Washington University.

Dr. Nayyar was named one of the “Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives” by Modern Healthcare and one of Fierce Healthcare’s “Top 8 Women to watch for in Healthcare.” In addition, she was recognized as one of the “Top 12 Powerful Women Voices in Healthcare Innovation and on Twitter in 2012” by Med City News. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and speaks frequently to major industry forums and is widely quoted in healthcare trade publications.

Dr. Nayyar received her Medical Doctor and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Miami. She earned her Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. Dr. Nayyar holds memberships and committee appointments in several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. She is a member of the advisory board of the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS).

Entries by Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

Physicians on the Front Lines: Where Technology Can Help to Make the Clean Hand the Winning Hand

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 5:13 PM

Whether in a personal or professional setting, very few of us find ourselves wanting to be apart from our smart phones. They keep us connected to just about everything these days.

In healthcare, electronic devices are permeating both the hospital and consumer/patient settings with everything from electronic health records...

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Health IT: Empowering Patients and Physicians

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2014 | 8:07 PM

If you glance around a typical doctor's waiting area, you'll undoubtedly see patients looking down at their smartphones, sending texts, playing games, listening to music or reading the latest news. Once you enter the service areas, you may see physicians and nurses using tablets or laptops to enter the latest...

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Changing the Breast Cancer Patient Experience

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 5:09 PM

For newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients, one of the toughest challenges is navigating today's complicated health system at a time of emotional turmoil. It can be hard to find the right doctors, understand the treatment options, make appointments and be sure that information goes to the right places.

Breast cancer...

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How Our Health Care System Is Changing

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 7:06 PM

If you or your loved ones have chronic health conditions ranging from asthma to cancer, you have probably been waiting with some anticipation for the Oct. 1 arrival of "Obamacare." Regardless of your political beliefs or affiliations, staying healthy and keeping fit are priorities for all Americans, making it important...

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Power to the Patient: Why National Health IT Week Matters

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 11:17 AM

In today's modern-day society, technology has become deeply woven into the fabric of our daily lives. At home, at work and while traveling we rely on our smartphones, tablets and computers for news, information, conversation and entertainment. But information technology (IT) is not yet close to reaching its potential in...

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Effective Care: 5 Valuable Questions to Ask Your Doctor

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 9:41 AM

As 21st century living continues to breed more active lifestyles, we try our best to maximize the length of our days so we can fit in the activities that matter the most to us. Between jobs, spending time with family and doing all the little things that we love, sometimes...

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5 Ways To Help Elderly Loved Ones Age Independently

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 8:40 AM

It's difficult to witness the deterioration of physical or mental abilities in an aging parent, grandparent or other loved one. This is especially true in remembering the days when we, ourselves, were the recipients of their care. Many of my patients' caregivers discuss the transitional challenges they experience when the...

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