Healthcare sector is gone through significant advancement in past decade particularly post COVID-19 pandemic. Acclaimed cloud data engineer Bitthal Khaitan who is also recognized as a Top Data Engineering Voice on LinkedIn says, “When discussing the transformative impact of digitalization on the healthcare sector, it is common to reference a range of cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). Cloud computing works as backbone of all these emerging technologies.”
Khaitan is a respected professional in the field of cloud data engineering. As a top 1% mentor on Topmate.io, he was recently featured on the renowned billboards of New York Times Square. He has earned global acclaim with the receipt of the prestigious “International Achievers’ Award 2023.” This esteemed award, presented by the Indian Achievers Forum, recognizes outstanding professional achievements since 2000.
His article, shedding light on Cloud Data Engineering-driven AI solutions and their potential to revolutionize the healthcare sector, was recently published on the Government of India’s prestigious and official Artificial Intelligence website. The article showcases his profound understanding and knowledge of the Indian healthcare industry and how technology can play a key role in addressing the issues that are affecting the industry.
At present, Khaitan serves as a senior cloud data engineer at CVS Health, a prominent Fortune #4 healthcare solutions company in the United States. Over his 5+ years with CVS, Khaitan has played a crucial role in leading initiatives that leverage cloud data, employing a versatile technology stack that includes Google Cloud, Teradata, Big Data, Hadoop, Spark, Scala, and Python. His expertise in cloud data engineering has significantly contributed to improving patient specialty medication adherence, enhancing specialty drug referral conversions, reducing claims adjudication errors, and ensuring compliance with federal regulations such as HIPAA.
Not only this he has provided significant contribution to building world’s biggest cloud owned by Walmart that can process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour. Known as Walmart Datacafe a state-of-the-art analytics has the capacity to model, manipulate and visualize 200 streams of internal and external data, including 40 petabytes of recent transactional data. Khaitan’s efforts pointedly accelerated complex problem-solving, reducing processing times from weeks to minutes and opening the door to innovative insights. Bernard Marr, world-renowned futurist, influencer and thought leader in the fields of business and technology has covered this in one of his impactful writeups in Forbes.
Khaitan, deeply rooted in India, brings crucial expertise to the global healthcare industry. His expertise expanded to include certifications in Teradata, SAP HANA, Google Cloud, and more. During his TCS tenure (2011-2014), he optimized Kaiser Permanente’s data warehouse, yielding significant cost savings. Invited by Davita, Inc, a leading US kidney dialysis provider, he played a key role in setting up their Netezza-based enterprise data warehouse, demonstrating adept management of vast healthcare data with regulatory compliance.
He sheds some light on common challenges that the US and Indian Healthcare landscape face “These include issues related to interoperability, electronic health records, digital healthcare adoption, and escalating costs. While the difference is that Indian healthcare faces key challenge of making quality healthcare services accessible in both urban and rural areas. While urban centres boast advanced facilities, rural regions often lack adequate healthcare resources. Leveraging the capabilities of Cloud Data Engineering presents a promising strategy to narrow these disparities.”
Khaitan highlights how cloud data engineering revolutionizes Indian healthcare by enabling seamless access to centralized electronic health records (EHRs). This ensures informed and coordinated care, especially with remote access to patient data in India’s vast landscape, enhancing healthcare services and outcomes. He envisions a future where,Cloud Data Engineering drives transformative change in Indian healthcare. He emphasizes that cloud platforms efficiently gather, store, and analyze extensive healthcare datasets, unlocking valuable insights for trends, patterns, and predictive analytics. This enables early disease detection, personalized treatment strategies, and proactive disease prevention measures.
Bitthal Khaitan is not just a seasoned professional in healthcare cloud data engineering; he is an influential force in shaping the future of the industry. With over 25,000 followers on LinkedIn and a vast audience reaching millions through his annual technical content views, Khaitan has established himself as a top-tier thought leader. His impact extends beyond his role as a senior cloud data engineer at CVS Health. As a tech advisory board member and technical reviewer at Packt, Khaitan actively contributes to steering the industry’s technological advancements. His keen insights and expertise make him a sought-after voice in the global tech community.