Rajesh Vargheese


Cisco Healthcare Solutions

Rajesh Vargheese is the CTO for Cisco Healthcare solutions at Cisco. He provides leadership in driving innovation, research, technology and solution strategy and guides solution architectures, design, development, and GTM enablement of healthcare solutions.

Rajesh has 17 years of experience in thought leadership, industry knowledge, horizontal and vertical architectures, product and solution development, system integration, marketing and messaging and customer interactions. His functional expertise domains includes Core infrastructure, Collaboration, Video, Cloud, Real time distributed systems, big data analytics, clinical IT systems and Security.

Bringing together his expertise in horizontal and vertical architectures and platform along with Industry trends and understanding of Customer needs, he drives the Strategic Planning and Solution roadmap for solutions to address new market opportunities for Cisco and has led the successful launch of multiple Cisco solutions for various market segments including Collaboration, Telehealth, Patient Engagement and Care coordination, ACO, PCMH and healthcare cloud exchanges.

He also leads the efforts in Identifying and incubated strategic technology partnerships with technology/GTM partners and enable combined solutions to address industry trends and new market segments.

As the subject matter expert, he collaboratively engages with cross functional teams including Clinical, Regulatory, Engineering, Business, Strategy, Marketing and Account teams to enable Healthcare solutions. Partnering with the GTM teams, he enables presales engagements for key strategic customers by leading value proposition and business impact conversions with Line of business leads, C-levels, IT leadership teams of customers and provides innovative solutions.

Rajesh holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He also holds numerous certifications in Software, Security and Healthcare domains.


Achieving a 3D View of Your Shoppers

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If every click made by a shopper on an online store can be considered valuable information, surely every step taken by a shopper in a physical store is also a similar wealth of data. While clearly this is valuable input that many stores would like to have, the means to collect and process it is […]

May 4, 2015


Boosting the Patient Engagement Portal access Adoption curve

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Meaningful use stage 2 sets the bar of 5% portal access for patient engagement and stage 3 raises the bar to 25%. What does it take to drive the adoption curve? There are multiple factors that help the adoption curve to take off. The three key factors that are very important are:    1. Access: […]

April 11, 2015


Breaking the Silos and Connecting the Unconnected

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In the past, enterprise architecture was designed to be silos – Data, Voice, Clinical and many more. Demarcation, Control and Ownership was given special emphasis. IT departments ruled and decided what, when, how systems were procured, installed and operated. As market transitions happened and new consumption models became available, the line of business started procuring […]

September 28, 2014


The Dynamic Protective Shield of Big Data Analytics

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As we think of Healthcare and Big data Analytics, some of the topics that come to fore front are personalized medicines, managing readmissions, identifying health risk indexes and many more. While each of these is important areas that benefit from power of Big Data Analytics, one of the areas that is at table stakes in […]

May 19, 2014


10 Trends why TeleHealth adoption will take off

5 min read

Some claim the early television experiments in 1955 as the origin of TeleHealth, which means TeleHealth is more than half a century old. The adoption of TeleHealth has had multiple challenges including, but not limited to reimbursements, affordability and experience gaps. However, of late, the stars are aligning for TeleHealth adoption to take off. According […]

May 4, 2014


6 Healthcare IT Transitions: The Hackers delight

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From FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to FBI (Federal bureau of Investigations), they see a core issue bubbling up: The vulnerability of Healthcare systems to cyber-attacks. Both agencies have issued an advisory in this regard in the last 1 year. FDA Advisory was focused on medical devices and hospital networks, while the FBI’s communication is […]

April 27, 2014


At the Security Cross Roads of Health Care Reforms and IoE – 6 Health Care IT Transitions

2 min read

The saying ‘Tell me how you will measure me and I will tell you how I will behave’ could have been the perfect tag line for the US Health Care Reforms. When we look at how Health Care Information technology is getting used to enable reforms, we see that most of the technologies existed prior […]

April 20, 2014


A Consumer View of Healthcare Reforms and IoE driven Healthcare IT Innovations

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In the past, they were called ‘Patients’, today their mindset and their behavior patterns have changed; they are called ‘Consumers’ of healthcare. They just don’t look at healthcare to consume the services when they are sick, but see it as a means to help them maintain their wellness and remain healthy. They want to be […]

April 13, 2014


Pandemic Preparedness: Leveraging Cloud based Solutions

3 min read

In the last two parts of this series, we looked at Part 1: Why we need to consider virtual care as part of our strategy for pandemic preparedness Part 2: How virtual care can enable the process transformations to enable business continuity while mitigating the risk of exposure to staff and patients. In this part, […]

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