RachitTharianiChief Population Health Officer, Wexner Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State Health Accountable Care Organization 

Rachit Thariani is chief population health officer for the Wexner Medical Center and chief executive officer of The Ohio State Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO). In these roles, Rachit guides, oversees and coordinates The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s strategic direction toward value-based care and population health management. He provides leadership to expand Ohio State’s focus on patient-centered care, community health and wellness, and the development of a Clinically Integrated Network. He also develops alternative payment models, and builds out the capabilities and programs necessary to successfully manage the transition to a value-based care model. Success in this role requires a high degree of collaboration and partnership. Rachit works closely with a wide variety of stakeholders, including systemwide clinical leadership, department chairs, primary care and specialist physicians, nursing, health sciences leaders and community groups throughout the region.  

Rachit is a graduate of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State where he received his MBA with a specialization in Finance and was awarded the Pace Setters Award, the college’s top honor for student excellence. Rachit also has a master’s degree in Management Studies (finance) and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Mumbai.

Rachit has been with Ohio State since 2004 and most recently served as the chief planning officer for the Wexner Medical Center and senior associate vice president in the Strategy Management Office at Ohio State. Over the years, he’s been instrumental in driving strategic growth, including the development and implementation of the strategic plan and its associated components, creating numerous high-impact business plans and setting up of new ventures, including the Healthy State Alliance. Rachit guided the development of The Ohio State Health Accountable Care Organization and served as interim president and executive director. In this capacity, he’s effectively collaborated with clinical and administrative leaders to design and implement various value-based care programs and has laid the foundation for a more coordinated, systemwide approach to population health management.

Rachit has served as a member of the medical center’s Diversity Council. He serves as a guest lecturer in the College of Public Health, teaching a graduate-level course in healthcare data. He regularly mentors students at Ohio State, and frequently guest lectures and serves on panels on strategic and business planning topics.