Amit Loungani is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also a Principal at Mercer and the business leader of Mercer PeoplePro. Amit started his career with Mercer in 2009 where he served as a health and benefits consultant for 5 years and helped clients on various topics such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations, annual market trends and benefit strategies. He also managed the health care financials through client budgets, reserve analyses and underwriting.
Amit joined Mercer’s Innovation Hub in May 2014 which was established by Mercer’s CEO, Julio Portalatin, to collaborate with clients, industry stakeholders, and market influencers to identify, explore, and stay ahead of the trends that are shaping the future. The Innovation Hub develops new solutions and strategies that address today’s toughest health, retirement, and workforce challenges. As a result, Mercer PeoplePro was born, which recently launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Mercer PeoplePro is a virtual, on-demand marketplace for HR consulting.
Amit has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from New York University with a focus in health policy and management and bachelor degree in Business Administration from Temple University. Amit is also a member of the Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and various local tech meetups.
This course describes the growing involvement of government in stimulating and directing the development of information technology in healthcare organizations. Included is a discussion of attempts to exchange information for the purposes of improving the quality of personal healthcare and public health. Methods for determining the financial value of information technology are described. Techniques for insuring the security and privacy of health information are presented. How information systems and technology can improve the quality of service provided to consumers and the clinical quality of health care is examined.