Katy Mahraj is the Project Coordinator at the Penn Medicine Center for
Health Care Innovation. Katy brings diverse experience in developing
strategies that connect people, information, and technology in more
meaningful ways in the domains of health care, education, and libraries.
Prior to joining Penn Medicine, Katy worked most recently at Altarum
Institute in Washington, D.C., a non-profit health research and
consulting organization, with responsibilities in business development
and research. She led the patient education campaign and supported
project planning, operational planning, and reporting for a three-year,
$8.4 million project to reduce inappropriate high-tech imaging through
clinical decision support and health information exchange, funded by the
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Katy also developed
strategy for new business lines in patient engagement and mobile health,
including market analyses and meetings with funders and thought leaders,
including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, State of
Michigan, and numerous foundations.
Katy has participated in research on a range of topics, including health
IT design, adoption, and evaluation; health IT policy, including
Meaningful Use; new care delivery and payment models, including
accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes; care
transitions; diabetes management; and information-seeking behavior in
health care. Katy has extensive experience as a teacher and trainer,
including training for health care providers, staff, researchers, and
students. From 2008 to 2010, Katy served as Board Member for the
Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network, where she organized
two women’s health conferences.
Katy holds a Master of Science in Information focused on health
informatics from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts summa
cum laude from Harvard University.