Recognizing All of the Physicians Who Make a Difference in the World
Special Thanks to our own Dr. Nishi Rawat this Doctor’s Day for Advancing Technology in Behavioral Health
Nishi Rawat, M.D., began her healthcare career in 2002 as an emergency medicine and critical care physician, treating a significant number of patients suffering from substance use disorder (SUD). As a healthcare services researcher and faculty, she led quality measure development and implementation at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
Using her previous years of frontline medical care experience and her passion to improve care delivery, in 2015 Dr. Rawat founded and served as lead technologist for OpenBeds, Inc., a company dedicated to improving access to mental health and SUD treatment. Following the company’s acquisition by Appriss Health, Dr. Rawat continues to lead the OpenBeds solution and behavioral health strategy as senior vice president.
Through her work setting up OpenBeds networks in 9 states to improve access to behavioral health treatment, she is intimately familiar with the challenges faced by various stakeholders, including the public, hospitals, treatment providers and county and state governments.
Dr. Rawat has developed metrics, standards and guidelines with treatment providers and state governments around the OpenBeds system to evaluate and improve access to treatment. And she has been a close partner of National Institute on Drug Abuse and Shatterproof to improve access to treatment.
From all of us at Appriss Health, thank you Dr. Rawat for your tremendous efforts in advancing technologies that help clinicians and, ultimately, more people access mental health and substance use disorder treatment. You are making a difference in many lives!