Abacus breaks down data silos and liberates healthcare data to make real impact.
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 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.Read More
His entrepreneurial experience includes founding Care Management International, a pioneer in leveraging offshore clinical talent to support payer clinical functions, which was successfully sold to iHealth Technologies – now Cotiviti (COTV) – and Vayu Technologies, a telecommunications platform developed by Bell Labs and spun out and sold to SeniorLink. He holds a BA and an MD from Boston University and an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he served as a staff physician and faculty at Harvard Medical School for nearly a decade. He has also served as an associate with McKinsey and Company. Outside of the office, Minal spends time with his wife and two sons, skiing in the winter and trying to play golf in the summer.
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.Read More
Prior to Abacus, Gokul led major strategic initiatives at Horizon BCBSNJ to enable the organization’s successful push towards Fee for Value in New Jersey. He was also part of the Booz and Co. (now PWC) core Payer team that helped clients successfully navigate and transform their business models to thrive post-ACA (Affordable Care Act). He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from Anna University, India.
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.Read More
Prior to joining Abacus Insights as their Chief Innovation Officer, and named CISO, Doug was the CTO for Cure Forward, combining healthcare and life sciences with machine science to match patients to clinical trials. Prior to Cure Forward, Doug was the Chief Engineer and CTO for ikaSystems, a leading vendor for health plan core admin systems. Prior to ikaSystems, Doug operated in different executive positions for early and mid-stage companies in distributed analytics, healthcare platform as a service, and ecommerce and logistics. Doug likes to spend time outside of work with his family and in the wilderness hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking.
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.Read More
Prior to joining Abacus Larry was the CFO of CloudHealth Technologies which sold to VMware for $535m just 5 years after its founding. He co-founded .406 Ventures, a B2B enterprise VC fund investing in Healthcare IT, Big Data, Cloud and Cybersecurity companies. While at .406, he led the Fund’s Series A investment into CloudHealth and, 3 years prior to CloudHealth’s exit, he joined the company as its CFO. He was also the CFO and a partner at The Boston Consulting Group for 8 years as the company grew from $100m in revenue to over $550m. He has served on the board of directors of 5 public and 12 private companies. Larry holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and an MBA from Babson College. In his spare time he enjoys time with his wife and two children, travel, and trying to keep his golf handicap under 30.
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.Read More
Prior to joining Abacus, Jeff served in leadership and engineering roles at Veracode, where he built the engineering and operations teams, developed a product suite in the AWS cloud for security scanning, while also innovating in emergent technologies for IAST and RASP. While at RSA, Jeff helped transition the SecurID technology from a desktop application, to a J2EE distributed architecture, and supported the rollout to over 25,000 customers. At Visa, Jeff was on the team that developed several of the first components of the Verified by Visa payment and security technology. Jeff received a degree in Computer Science from St. Edward’s university and graduated cum laude. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
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.Read More
As CTO at 1insurer, a Carlyle Group backed enterprise software company, Yogesh led global engineering and product management. From 2007-2016, he led software product development at Optum, including Symmetry, Population Health, Provider Measurement, Care Coordination, HIE and strategic initiatives leveraging big data technologies. He worked in various engineering management roles at Parametric Technology focused on development of enterprise PLM software products. Yogesh earned his master’s in computer science from University of Bombay, India and bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics from BITS, Pilani, India. Yogesh enjoys running and loves to cook especially for social and festive gatherings of family and friends.
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.Read More
Prior to joining Abacus, Jaclyn has held leadership roles at some of Boston’s fastest-growing technology companies where she was able to build and develop people programs and initiatives that drove culture and engagement to attract talent in extremely competitive markets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College, and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resource Management. In her spare time, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cheering on all of the New England sports teams.