Kaiser Permanente’s venture capital fund invests in and advances innovation that is strategically meaningful for the KP ecosystem. In fulfilling KP’s mission to provide our members with the best care possible, we seek to partner with innovative companies who help to make this possible. While executing and scaling those partnerships have quickly become a core competency, it can be a challenging landscape. We’ve observed themes from our KP Ventures vantage point working between KP and “start-ups” – The goal is to help advance KP’s efforts as it relates to successfully accessing innovation. Shruti Kothari, Kaiser Permanente Ventures’ Director of Strategic Engagement, will discuss an overview of the work KP Ventures is doing around strategic engagement – specifically, the strategic initiatives KP Ventures is engaging in to advance innovation that can benefit members and operations, solving challenges and meeting core business needs.
Director, Strategic Engagement
Kaiser Permanente Ventures
Shruti leads Strategic Engagement for Kaiser Permanente’s venture capital fund (www.KPVentures.com). In this capacity she advances innovation that benefits members and operations, and meets core business needs. Prior to joining KP Ventures, Shruti served as the Director of New Market Launch for Honor, supporting the startup’s growth from stealth mode to delivering care in several marketplaces.Previously, Shruti was the national lead for KP home health, home-based palliative care, and hospice care experience strategy and improvement. She developed and managed a program that impacted over 1 million patient visits a year. Her quality improvement work yielded significant HHCAHPS outcome improvement, and has been featured in published case studies and national conferences. Shruti began her career as a health educator and community mobilizer – In this capacity, she has worked for the American Cancer Society, Stanford Health Care, UC Berkeley, and Kaiser Permanente.