An Indian-American Health Policy Consultant Seema Verma To Join Oracle

By siliconindia   |   Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 13:00 IST
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An Indian-American Health Policy Consultant Seema Verma To Join Oracle

Mrs. Seema Verma, a first-generation Indian-American health policy consultant will join Oracle Life Sciences.      

The health policy consultant and former administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Verma, who served for the Trump administration, is anticipated to join the Oracle healthcare sciences. The division made an official announcement last week stating that Mrs. Verma will be appointed as a senior VP and general manager of Oracle Life Sciences.

The Oracle Life Sciences space assists pharmaceutical businesses in conducting clinical trials with increased efficiency in bringing new drugs to the market. Mrs. Verma has enacted various interoperability measures at the CMS and is expected to expand the experience to Oracle as well, with its integration with EHR vendor Cerner to step up further in the future. It was valued at 28 billion USD in the last annual period. She has overseen various policies like expanding short-term limited duration health insurance plans, work requirements, and block grants for Medicaid programs at the CMS. Also, she championed former president Donald Trump’s effort over repealing and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and formally proclaimed policies, tackling critics' concerns over the destabilization of federal ACA exchanges. 

Prior to joining the Trump administration in leading the CMS, Mrs. Verma, as a healthcare consultant, worked with various state governments on Medicaid reform and expansion. Following the lifting of the Trump government in 2021. Mrs. Verma has worked as a consultant and a senior advisor to reputed private equity firms like Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and Cressey. She is currently serving on the board of directors for health tech companies such as Lumeris, Monogram, Wellsky, and Lifestance.   

The 52-year-old policy consultant is a first-generation Indian-American who has played challenging roles in the Trump administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master’s in public health from the John Hopkins School of Public Health.