PROFILE:

ANKUR BHARIJA, MD
Co-Founder,
Health4theworld

Dr. Ankur Bharija is a physician educator and entrepreneur interested in creating solutions that promote health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable in our communities through addressing health and social inequities. With a keen interest in creating and disseminating solutions which are at the right intersection of ‘hi-tech and hi-touch’ – through social entrepreneurship or academic excellence in Global Health, healthcare delivery systems, public health-education and access, health Information-technology.

Dr. Bharija’s interests include promoting safety, health and wellbeing for seniors in the community and quality of life for the frail elders and the seriously ill by empowering them and their caregivers.

Dr. Bharija is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine with board certifications in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Bharija was an American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine “Inspiring Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leaders under 40” awardee in 2015.

Dr. Bharija has been a speaker at academic and social platforms both at local and national levels, advocating for patient-centered and value-based healthcare.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2018/07/26/elite-us-doctors-share-expertise-with-developing-world-to-improve-global-health/?sh=d8989391c38f

“The 100% volunteer-led organization is working to share health information with doctors and patients around the world to improve health outcomes. Everything they offer is entirely free to the doctors, other healthcare professionals and the patients.”

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/07/03/husband-and-wife-team-is-using-vr-and-telemedicine.html

“The problem is huge and the solution has to be something sustainable,” Rehani said. “Our aim is to create one of the largest systems where anybody in the world can access information they can use to help their patients.”

https://www.stanforddaily.com/2018/02/15/nonprofit-applies-machine-learning-to-global-healthcare/

Our aim is to create an app that is a friend, which they love so much they want to use it every day,” Rehani said. “Something that makes them smile even if they’re having a bad day or lying alone in bed without family members.”

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-app-really-improve-medical-care-around-world-doctors-kutscher/

“That vision became the blueprint for Health4TheWorld, a not-for-profit digital platform that provides educational training to clinicians as well as medical information to patients in underserved regions”

https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/08/19/local-nonprofit-provides-free-health-education-worldwide

“When we travel, people often say, ‘We don’t have free educational tools in health. Why not, when we have free educational tools in tech?'” Rehani said.

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