Mr. Sabharwal is the Director of Strategic Alliances at AcademyHealth, where he works on projects that support the development of an evidence infrastructure for health and health care, with an emphasis on the inclusion of multiple stakeholder perspectives. His core areas of interest/project activities include broader use of interoperable health information technology (Health IT) systems, data governance and privacy, patient centered outcomes research, and the development of data registries.  In addition, Mr. Sabharwal serves as the staff lead for AcademyHealth’s new Corporate Council and actively seeks partnerships and collaborations for AcademyHealth and its members with private sector entities, including delivery systems, life-sciences companies, payers, and Health IT/data analytic firms. 

Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Mr. Sabharwal served as a Senior Project Manager at the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP). Prior to CMTP, Mr. Sabharwal worked at Avalere Health as a Manager in their Center for Evidence-Based Medicine. At Avalere, he provided life sciences industry clients with research, analytic, and project management support on comparative effectiveness and quality improvement activities. Previous to Avalere, Mr. Sabharwal served as a Senior Researcher at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Center for Physician Workforce Studies, where his research interests included the study of medical student career and specialty choices, indebtedness among health professionals, and physician mal-distribution. Mr. Sabharwal received his master's in public health with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health and a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University.

Authored by Raj Sabharwal, M.P.H.

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The Role of Employers (and Employees) in the Health Spending Conversation

As partners in the Going Below The Surface Forum, AcademyHealth and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) consider the drivers of health spending in the U.S. through salons focused on challenging questions. Today’s post takes a closer look at strategies to reduce costs via employer-sponsored health benefits.
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More Rigorous Data Needed to Determine Success of SDOH Intervention Programs

In a recent webinar in collaboration with the National Pharmaceutical Council, experts discussed how to evaluate SDOH programs and interventions from a cost perspective. Speakers emphasized the incomplete state of current knowledge and the need to improve studies and data infrastructure to determine their value.
Posted By Raj Sabharwal, M.P.H., Christina Tudor
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Reflecting on the Current and Future State of Pediatric Quality Measurement and Improvement

A panel of experts shared their insights on the shifting dynamics in pediatric care and research and discussed how performance measurement and improvement in pediatric care can be further advanced to improve overall outcomes
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Considering the Future Impact of COVID on Health Spending

As partners in the Going Below The Surface Forum, AcademyHealth and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) consider the drivers of health spending in the United States through salons focused on challenging questions – which may not have immediate or universally accepted answers – as we attempt to push the conversation beyond the usual stakeholder posturing.
Posted By Raj Sabharwal, M.P.H.