Viewics appoints kidney disease expert to join advisory board


Viewics appoints kidney disease expert to join advisory board


Healthcare-focused insights company Viewics has appointed Dr Navdeep Tangri to join its advisory board.

Tangri is a developer of the Kidney Failure Risk Equation, which uses laboratory data and demographic information to accurately predict the risk of renal failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

He is also medical researcher in the Chronic Disease Innovation Center at Seven Oaks General Hospital and an associate professor in the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.

His research program focuses on improving clinical decision making for patients with advanced CKD.

Tangri further serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Kidney Disease and the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease, and is section editor for the Epidemiology and Prevention Issue of Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. He has active grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Manitoba Health Research Council.

“Dr Tangri’s knowledge of machine learning, data science, and predictive analytics, along with his experience developing the Kidney Failure Risk Equation, are tremendous assets to us,” said Dhiren Bhatia, Viewics chief executive officer and co-founder.

“We’re honored to have him join our board and lend his expertise to drive measurable value for our customers.”

Tangri added: “For too many healthcare companies and providers, the kind of intelligence solution that Viewics provides is missing right now.
“My goal is for them to see Viewics as an essential component of their lab information systems and electronic health records.”

Viewics provides hospitals and health systems with lab-driven solutions for advanced analytics, including clinical decision support, predictive analytics, population health management, and personalized medicine.

The firm’s advisory board is composed of diagnostics and bioinformatics leaders, including Paul Epner, executive vice president and founding director of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and immediate past president of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association; Dennis Weissman, president of Weissman & Associates and founder of G2 Intelligence; and Isaac Kohane, inaugural chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, among others.

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