Kiran Mahadik Joins Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors
April 3, 2019
Healthcare technology leader Kiran Mahadik joins the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors to help save lives from sepsis – the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.
San Diego, Calif, April 3, 2019 – Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization, is pleased to announce that Kiran Mahadik, the Director of Digital Platforms at Stryker, has joined its Board of Directors. Mahadik’s passion for enhancing healthcare quality and affordability through technology inspired her to join the Sepsis Alliance Board in its mission to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis – the body’s life-threatening response to an infection that takes a life every two minutes.
As the Director of Digital Platforms at Stryker, Mahadik is dedicated to improving protocol-based care and patient outcomes through the use of digital technologies. She is a seasoned healthcare technology leader with over 20 years of experience in technology strategy, portfolio management, and digital platform delivery in medical device, provider and payer environments.
“We are thrilled to have Kiran join our board,” said Steve Maupin, Sepsis Alliance Board Chair. “Her experience in the field of healthcare technology will provide us with invaluable guidance as we work towards a world in which no one is harmed by sepsis.”
“I joined the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors, because I feel that with my experience viewing healthcare through the lens of technology, I can uniquely contribute to the fight against sepsis,“ said Mahadik, who has an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Utah State, and certificates in US Health Policy and Global Health from Harvard University.
In the United States, this deadly condition affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives each year. More than 75,000 children develop severe sepsis each year in the United States and 6,800 of these children die, more than from pediatric cancers. This deadly condition is also the number one cost of hospitalization in the nation, consuming more than $27 billion each year. To learn more about sepsis and how you can help save lives, please visit www.sepsis.org
About Sepsis Alliance
Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S., working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. In 2018, Sepsis Alliance created the award-winning national campaign, It’s About T.I.M.E.TM, to educate the public about the signs and symptoms of sepsis and to highlight the urgent need to seek treatment when symptoms are recognized. Sepsis Alliance gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. Since 2007, sepsis awareness in the U.S. has risen from 19% to 65%. Sepsis Alliance is a GuideStar Platinum Rated charity. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @SepsisAlliance.