The Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) recently welcomed a new managing director, Santosh Mohan, MMCi, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, and announced the transition of Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, as iHub’s medical director.
“iHub aims to drive the safest, most patient-centered and efficient care through the use, development, evaluation and commercialization of digital health solutions,” said Adam Landman, MD, Brigham Health chief information officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Santosh and Mark to the iHub team. They are both talented, accomplished leaders who will help us achieve these goals and continue to position the Brigham as a leader in the digital transformation of health care.”
In the new role of managing director, Mohan will continue growing digital health innovation at the Brigham by working with internal clinicians, researchers and staff to accelerate and commercialize their ideas and by identifying and piloting digital solutions for hospital-identified challenges.
Prior to joining the Brigham, Mohan most recently served as head of Platform and “More Disruption Please” Ecosystem at athenahealth. He has more than 10 years of health IT experience, including product management at Cerner, health IT consulting at The Advisory Board Company and executive consulting at Stanford Health Care.
Mohan holds a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics from Vellore Institute of Technology in India and a master’s management degree in clinical informatics from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
In his new role as medical director, Zhang will provide clinical perspective on projects that come through iHub and lead its overall strategy in collaboration with Mohan. With expertise in digital health innovation, Zhang serves as medical director for Digital Health Implementation at the Brigham and led the development and launch of the online tool FixIt, recently relaunched as Brigham at Its Best. Additionally, he is the founder and co-creator of the Palliative Care Fast Facts mobile application, one of the most widely used mobile reference applications in palliative care. He also co-founded Cake, a venture-backed company focused on advance care planning.
Zhang will continue to lead mobile experience and digital health implementation initiatives and serve as associate program director of the Partners Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship and palliative care consultant at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Zhang completed an internal medicine residency and a chief year at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is a Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship graduate and the first Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship graduate at Partners HealthCare. He earned a master’s degree in biomedical informatics from Harvard Medical School.