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Abacus breaks down data silos and liberates healthcare data to make real impact.

Founder Story

Minal Patel started his career in healthcare nearly 30 years ago as a medical student.  While there have been significant medical advancements over that time period, like complex brain surgeries and promising developments in cancer research, not much has changed around access, cost, and quality of healthcare. Seemingly simple activities have remained incredibly difficult, such as deciding which doctor to see and how much it will cost, or having your doctors coordinate your care better.

These frustrating realities stem from the industry-wide problem of information asymmetry caused by the siloed nature of healthcare data.  However, we are in an unprecedented time to solve this problem because of two fundamental technology shifts.  The digitization of data has finally come to healthcare and the advent of cloud computing has given us the ability to securely bring these data together to produce powerful insights.

Minal started Abacus Insights to tackle this fundamental problem head on.  Abacus is on a mission to improve the lives of individuals by breaking down the industry siloes, bringing real information together to produce real insights and make real impact. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of “insanity.” The time for doing this differently is NOW!

Our Leadership Team

Minal Patel
The Doctrepreneur  

Minal is a serial physician entrepreneur who founded Abacus Insights to serve payer needs around data integration and insight generation. Prior to this he has held senior roles at payer organizations most recently serving as SVP and Chief Strategy Officer of Horizon BCBSNJ.

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Gokul Varadharaj
The Client Whisperer  

Gokul joined Abacus as one of its initial leaders to drive the product and business alliances strategy. He currently serves as VP of Client Solutions for Abacus. He is a seasoned Payer business and technology operations executive, with over 12 years of experience in Payer Strategy and Operations roles.

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Doug Bachelor
The Problem Solver

As Chief Innovation Officer, and named CISO, Doug has nearly two decades’ experience in CTO and Chief Architect capacities with various healthcare companies, is a “hands-on” servant leader, and has implemented multiple advanced healthcare platforms.

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Larry Begley
The Keeper of the Abacus  

As CFO of Abacus Insights, Larry has over 35 years as a financial executive, venture capitalist, and public and private company board member. His expertise includes scaling finance and IT infrastructure, driving successful strategic and IPO exits, growing human capital, and managing investor relations.

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Jeff Cratty
The Builder

Jeff Cratty is the VP of Engineering at Abacus Insights and oversees the development and operations of the Abacus platform. Jeff brings over 15 years of engineering experience, from small startup to large technology enterprise and has lead practices for multiple disciplines within technology.

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Yogesh Shinde
The Quarterback  

Yogesh Shinde is the Chief Product Officer of Abacus Insights and brings over 30 years in technology and software product development across a range of disciplines, including R&D, emerging technologies, agile processes and integrating offshore talent to create self-sustaining, high efficiency, scalable engineering teams.

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Jaclyn Steele
The Talent Agent 

As Director of People and Culture, Jaclyn brings over 10 years’ experience as a People Strategy leader focused on creating an environment and community that attracts, develops, and retains top talent. Her expertise in building and leading high-performing teams, establishing the People Strategy function from scratch, and global expansion has helped her to scale companies of all stages of growth, from early stage start-ups to multi-billion-dollar corporations.

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