Ashokkan Somuveerappan is the Group IT Head at Columbia Asia Hospitals Group established in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Ashokkan also currently serves as a Treasurer and Founding Board Member with CHiME India Chapter and is actively pursuing in promoting HealthIT education in this region.
Ashokkan is primarily responsible for delivery HealthIT Strategy, IT Operations and Delivery across the four regions of Columbia Asia Group. He has 20+ years of experience in various roles. Ashokkan has been instrumental in digitizing the hospital processes with various information systems HIS, EMR, LIS, RIS & PACS, ERP, Tele-radiology and Tele-medicine initiatives. Columbia Asia Hospitals in India has achieved standardized care delivery and NABH, NABL and JCI accreditation with its integrated hospital operating software deployed and managed under his leadership.
Ashokkan holds the credentials Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) from College of Healthcare Information Executives, USA, Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS) from ecfirst, USA, Innovation and Digital Transformation Program Management from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Ashokkan is an active speaker and lecturer in various HealthIT, Security and Technology forums.