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.


March 30, 2014


Pandemic Preparedness: Leveraging Cloud based Virtual Care to navigate around the path of the virus

We continue our journey from where we left on part 1 of this series on leveraging Cloud based virtual care in our strategy for pandemic preparedness. As the news of the pandemic outbreaks occurs, and as patients start seeing flu like symptoms, it’s natural for patients to show up in hospitals and urgent care centers. […]

March 23, 2014


Pandemic Preparedness: Is Cloud based Virtual Care in your strategy?

I was thinking the seasonal flu for the year was almost over, and then last week, I get flu. While looking at the CDS fluview, it continues to report a downward trend in its week 11 reports. Most of the states have almost had turned green, expect for Texas, and I just happened to be […]

February 20, 2014


Patient Engagement and a Smoke-free World

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s report on the health hazards of smoking. While we are encouraged by the significant progress we have made in reducing the percentage of smokers from 43% to 18% in the past 50 years, the cost impact of smoking continues to ride high. According to […]