Dr. Punia, who brings over two decades of experience, set to boost IT resource capacity of the healthcare group
New Delhi, Sep 2018: Leading healthcare services provider Paras Healthcare has announced the appointment of senior Information Technology expert Dr. Devendra Kuma Punia as its Corporate Head – Information Technology, as the Group focuses on effectively using ICT resources and data to improve its services and healthcare delivery.
Dr. Punia, who has joined Paras Healthcare as Corporate Head – Information Technology at the Group’s Corporate Office in Gurgaon, brings with him over 22 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. With special expertise in the areas of Enterprise System, E-Governance and Knowledge Management, Dr. Punia aims to strengthen the Group’s capacity to employ the use of IT and data analytics in improving its services.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Devendra Punia on board. As we work towards improving healthcare delivery and patient experience across our hospitals in seven locations while continuing to expand our presence in the country, we believe Dr. Punia’s expertise will be highly useful in strengthening our ICT resources. We wish him all the best and hope he has a highly fulfilling professional experience with Paras Healthcare,” said Dr. Dharminder Nagar, MD, Paras Healthcare.
Prior to his new assignment, Dr. Punia has been associated with a series of prestigious organizations including Wipro Limited, FORE School of Management and ProjectsforSchool.com. A large part of Dr. Punia’s experience stems from his career in academics. He has worked with JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur as Professor, Computer Science & Chairman – Corporate Training & Consulting; and University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun as HOD, Department of Information System, among others.
“Having worked with a wide range of organizations in diverse fields over a career spanning over two decades, it gives me immense pleasure to start a new inning at Paras Healthcare. Efficient use of IT and big data is today the bedrock of effective service delivery in a wide range of fields including healthcare. As in charge of strengthening and improving the IT resources and systems of an organization that works to deliver health care services to under-served populations in India, I hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of people,” said Dr. Punia.
Dr. Punia is a Doctorate in Business Administration – Information Management from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon; and a B. Tech (Electronics & Telecommunication) from Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. His key areas of interest include Process Reengineering, Process Automation, and System Design.
About Paras Healthcare
Paras Healthcare was established in 2006, with the mission of providing specialized tertiary medical care services at affordable prices to underserved communities across the country. Paras Healthcare stands apart from others in its vision of making healthcare for all a reality for ordinary people in rural and remote regions. Every single individual working in a ‘Paras’ Hospital- from doctors to nurses and the management- is united in the endeavor to deliver top quality healthcare to all.
By 2020, Paras Healthcare intends to establish five more hospitals at select Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in North India. By then, the healthcare major envisages a bed strength of 2200.