Oommen John is an internist, specialised in Internal Medicine from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and and Executive MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and implementing health systems strengthening interventions and health management information systems. He served as clinician with The Leprosy Mission and worked in several of TLMs in North India and at Anadaban Leprosy Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
He leads a number of innovative public health interventions in low and middle income country settings. His interests and expertise are in areas od applying design thinking, developing and evaluating digital health interventions for health systems strengthening in the LMIC settings.
He has worked with the WHO, leading the implementation of a large vaccine project and information systems based monitoring for data and quality tracking system. He serves on the WHO Digital Health Guidelines Development Group and International Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health. He is the Secretary of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics.
At the George Institute, he leads a programme of research using information systems for strengthening clinical care delivery and home based care, and establishment of the Indian Dialysis Registry in partnership with the Indian Council of medical Research. He also leads the engagement as Knowledge partner to the govt. of Andhra Pradesh, for the implementation of a quality assurance programme and the citizen owned Electronic Health Records institute