Dr. Amjad Riar is an internist, an entrepreneur, and a national healthcare physician leader. During his career he has been at the forefront of innovation in healthcare. Dr Riar’s early work included trademarking MyhealtheChart for patients to remotely access their medical information and later e commerce trademark in trackNshop a method for families to track their buying habits. He has also been a divisional vice president and national medical director for a fortune 100. In this role with nation’s largest post-acute and community care provider he was responsible for clinical operational excellence and managed post-acute care operations, clinical quality in the community settings across 18 states. He was also senior medical director at Optum/United Healthcare and lead product development of end-to-end post-acute care continued care model leveraging Telehealth and predict analytics to reduce costs and improve quality of care for health plan and its members.
Currently he is Chief Operating Officer for one of the state’s largest community health centers nonprofits federally funded organization where he is responsible and leads team for expansion projects, system’s modernization projects, pharmacy operations, managed care organization contracts management, and overall company’s strategic direction. Currently he serves advisory board member at Idion and helped with IRB for device validation and clinical testing necessary for FDA approvals. Dr. Riar is a Certified Physician Executive by the Commission on Medical Management and fellow of American association of physician leadership, American academy of hospice and palliative medicine, and American college of physicians. For many years he has been at the forefront of healthcare regulatory and public policy both at state and national levels. He spoke at Capitol Hill with congressional leaders for pre congressional committee meeting by 111th congressional leadership to provide input on Affordable Care Act in the area affecting chronic care related models.