Who: Anjali Kataria
Occupation: CEO, Mytonomy
Why she’s influential: Kataria’s experience spans both the private and public sectors. She currently serves as CEO at Mytonomy, which creates educational “microlearning” software tools that providers can offer patients; just this month, Columbia, Maryland-based MedStar Health announced the expansion of a successful pilot involving cardiology patients at MedStar Washington Hospital Center to all cardiovascular patients throughout the health system.
Prior to Mytonomy, Kataria served as an entrepreneur-in-residence and a senior tech adviser for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. There, she helped the agency connect and work with vendors to ultimately bring safe and effective medical technologies to market.
“Anjali also helped work with vendors and FDA staff to test drive IT solutions in other areas, including assessing consumer feedback on select devices through the leveraging of social media and virtual help desks, to enhance engagement with and services we provide for our customers,” Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, told FierceHealthIT. “Anjali was a shrewd negotiator with vendors. She certainly was influential in the work we did.”