Bharadwaj Heragu joins Anthelio as Chief Quality Officer to Drive Quality Process Improvements and Compliance Initiatives
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Anthelio, the leading independent provider of comprehensive healthcare information technology (“IT”) services and business process solutions for hospitals and other healthcare providers, today announced the appointment of Bharadwaj Heragu, former Vice President – Quality, International Operations for Wipro, as Chief Quality Officer of Anthelio. The appointment is effective immediately, and Mr. Heragu will be based at Anthelio’s headquarters in Dallas.
At Anthelio, Mr. Heragu will be tasked with driving quality across the organization, which includes defining and ensuring that all necessary processes and procedures are created and followed, and that the Company has in place a compliance framework to meet and exceed all necessary mandates and regulations, as well as industry best practices. This includes defining and executing standards such as ISO 20000, 27000 and CMMI, and creating a culture of quality throughout the organization to achieve higher levels of productivity across the board.
Mr. Heragu’s tenure at Wipro spanned more than 27 years, where he drove quality improvements in multiple business divisions and geographies. In this capacity, he was responsible for customer centricity, delivery and sales process and quality in North America, South America, Europe and APAC regions.
At Wipro, Mr. Heragu significantly improved process awareness and process maturity among 20,000+ employees in these geographies, establishing ISO 9000 and CMM compliant process in near shore development centers in Atlanta and Brazil, defining and implement sales process across the globe, and implementing six sigma and lean methodology to improve efficiency and bend the cost curve.
"Bharadwaj has demonstrated a proven ability to successfully implement quality initiatives across a global organization through his many years of leadership at Wipro,” said Richard S. Garnick, Chairman & CEO of Anthelio. “Quality initiatives and a continued focus on compliance and operational efficiency is a key ingredient of our business model at Anthelio, and vital to our efforts bending the cost curve in healthcare today, as we work to meet so many critical industry challenges. We are very pleased to have Bharadwaj join the company and look forward to his many contributions.”
Mr. Heragu holds a degree in Engineering Electronics and Instrumentation from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering. He is a certified ISO 9000 auditor, CMM assessor, PCMM assessor, CMMI assessor, Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Customer Centricity Facilitator.
Anthelio is the largest independent provider of information technology and business process services to hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers. By provisioning hospitals with comprehensive, high-quality, flexible and secure IT and BP services, Anthelio improves hospitals’ healthcare services while reducing costs and streamlining processes. It leverages knowledge and expertise built over a decade of operations about clinical and administrative IT processes and best practices to provide improved IT and BP services at lower costs to customers. Anthelio is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For additional information, visit the company’s website at http://www.antheliohealth.com/.
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