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 Ohio State 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 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, designing solutions to deliver it at scale, developing and managing alternative payment models, building out the care continuum including post-acute and home-based care, introducing innovations in the care delivery model and creating other capabilities and programs necessary to successfully manage the transition to a value-based care system.

With Ohio State since 2004, Rachit most recently served as the interim chief strategy officer and chief planning officer for the Wexner Medical Center. Over the years, he’s been instrumental in driving strategic growth, including developing and implementing the strategic plan and its associated components, creating numerous high-impact business plans and setting up new partnerships, including the Healthy State Alliance.

Rachit is a passionate advocate for enhancing diversity and inclusiveness within the organization and promoting health equity among the populations the Wexner Medical Center serves. Toward that end, he is a member of the medical center’s Anti-Racism Action Plan workgroup and has served as a member of the medical center’s Diversity Council. He’s also been a guest lecturer in the College of Public Health, teaching a graduate-level course in health care data analytics. He regularly mentors students at Ohio State, serves on panels on strategic and business planning topics and recently authored a book chapter on organizational data strategy.

Rachit is a graduate of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State, where he earned his MBA with a specialization in finance and was awarded the Pace Setters Award, the college’s top honor for academic excellence. He also has a master’s degree in management studies (finance) and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mumbai.