Katy Mahraj is an innovation manager at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. In this role, Katy facilitates the development, testing, and implementation of new strategies to improve health and health care at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and School of Medicine using methods of rapid cycle 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 non-profit organizations. Katy also offers experience as a teacher and trainer, including training for health care providers, staff, researchers, and students.
Prior to joining the Center, Katy worked at Altarum Institute in Alexandria, V.A., a health research and consulting organization, with responsibilities in business development and research for health IT innovation and technical assistance projects, including the Office of the National Coordinator’s Regional Extension Center in Michigan. She led the patient education campaign and supported project planning and reporting for a three-year, $8.4 million project to reduce inappropriate high-tech imaging, funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Katy also developed strategy for new business lines in patient engagement and mobile health and co-authored a successful $9.4 million application to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s second round of Health Care Innovation Awards to develop and test a new health care delivery and payment model for childhood dental care.
Katy holds a master of science in information and graduate certificate in health informatics from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor of arts summa cum laude from Harvard University.