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Speakers – Webinar II

Fr Johnson Vazhappilly CMI

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Rajagiri Hospital, Cochin, Kerala


Rev Fr Johnson Vazhappilly CMI is the Executive Director and CEO of Rajagiri Hospital, one of the finest of healthcare facilities and one among two JCI accredited Hospitals in Kerala. Together with the Executive council, he runs the operations of the Hospital. Earlier, in Rajagiri Province, he had performed commendably as Secretary for Education, Secretary for Finance, Corporate Manager of Scared Heart Corporate Education Agency, and a teacher in history for 14 years.

Fr Johnson has delivered keynote lectures on invited podiums such as CII, KMA, TIECON, etc. He has been an active member of key national and international healthcare management forums. He has also taken training from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta meant for healthcare executives. In his efforts to stay abreast of the challenges in the healthcare industry, Fr. Johnson is currently pursuing the course on Safety Quality Informatics and Leadership at Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Mr Manick Rajendran

Joint Secretary of Telemedicine Society of India, TN Chapter


Manick Rajendran is a HealthTech Entrepreneur from Chennai. Having graduated as an Engineer with an MBA from IIM Bangalore in 1986, he has lived in the USA for several decades. Serving on Wall Street as a VP at Deutsche Bank, he angel-invested in an EHR Software company and thus began his transition to Health Street.

In the twenty years he has been in Healthcare, he has functioned in various roles as Consultant, CEO of hospitals, Member of Policy Groups, Standards Professional and most notably as Co-Chairman of the Tiger Team that presented policy document and roadmap of the meaningful use of IT in Healthcare that was adopted by the Obama Administration.

Returning to India almost a decade ago, he continues to serve the Healthcare industry actively through his advocacy for Interoperability and TeleHealth through his Cardiology Advisory company iMMi Life Healthcare Pvt Ltd, which also has Mental Wellness and Virtual Tumour Board offerings to the patient community using networks of Specialists. As a Director of a Trust Hospital, he is actively involved in the care of patients at the entry-level.

During this COVID lockdown, he was drafted into a National Telemedicine Task Force with a mandate to train five lakh doctors on the practice guidelines. He was also invited to be on a Punjab Telemedicine Expert Committee to help shape the policies of the State. As one of the four manifesto signatory to the National Collaborative Initiative for Interoperability (NCII), he continues to contribute very actively to healthcare technology in a holistic manner.