Vishal Shah is Director of Partnerships at Bridge Connector, bringing more than seven years of experience in leadership roles with healthcare technology. He has a solid track record delivering top-line growth and profitability, driving product innovation and go-to-market strategies, and helping lead merger and acquisition activity. Vishal has also been an in-demand speaker on these topics at large-scale conferences such as HIMSS, Cognizant Healthcare Conference, and eClinicalWorks National User Conference.
Most recently, Vishal was Senior Manager of Platform Strategy and Partnerships at Cognizant, where he was a core team member that catalyzed the conception, development, go-to-market strategies and partnerships for health insurance and health system customers, driving digital transformation initiatives. He also played a key role in sourcing, due diligence, deal structuring, and partnership negotiations in the healthcare vertical, driving value to both payer and provider clients. His contributions during M&A activity helped strengthen Cognizant’s capabilities in artificial intelligence, consumer engagement, and revenue cycle management. Prior, Vishal was an enterprise consultant at eClinicalWorks where he implemented EHR systems for enterprise customers and federally qualified health centers, or their Crusader Community, and received accolades for improving physician satisfaction and health outcomes of 48,000 patients in that sector. He also won eClinicalWorks’ annual “Rising Star” award, selected from over 150 competing individuals.
Vishal received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Michigan State University and began his career in high-frequency trading as a business analyst before transitioning to healthcare technology. As a consultant, he personally trained over 500 physicians and support staff on electronic health record (EHR) systems at single doctor practices, integrated or affiliated hospitals, and health centers across the U.S., receiving commendations from over 25 clients in less than a year. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and family, and is a basketball enthusiast — playing and watching games in-person or on TV. He enjoys traveling around the world and is a fan of all types of cuisine.