Cerner welcomes Melbourne GP as senior physician executive for Asia Pacific
15 March 2021
Melbourne general practitioner, Dr Kyal Agraval, has joined Cerner as senior physician executive for the Asia Pacific region. Dr Agraval will bring her extensive clinical experience and broad skillset to the role within both Cerner’s population health practice and the company’s knowledgeable clinical team.
Dr Agraval is a practicing general practitioner and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners based in Melbourne, Australia. After attaining her medical degree, Kyal specialised in general practice, owing to an interest in preventative health and the continuity of care that general practice affords. Her prior work in the technology sector has fostered an appreciation for the digital transformation of the medical industry and the empowerment of patients towards greater health autonomy, as well as improved safety and care outcomes. Kyal is encouraged by the role digital technologies will have in shaping primary healthcare, in part by facilitating collaboration between clinicians at all points of care in the patient journey.
"We are at a turning point in healthcare and having Dr Agraval join us on the Cerner team at this time of transformation is very exciting. Her depth of experience in general practice will be a valuable addition to Cerner’s strategic drive towards ensuring seamless transitions of care across the whole health ecosystem,” said Dr Monica Trujillo, chief medical officer and chief clinical information officer, Asia Pacific, Cerner. “Kyal will play a key role in Cerner’s ability to improve the health of our community and populations at large, positively transforming how we deliver healthcare services”
Dr Agraval will work closely with Dr Monica Trujillo and Michael Draheim, chief nursing and midwifery officer, to grow Cerner’s population health practice and ensure the design and delivery of a robust health network in the Asia Pacific region. Having previously worked at both Peninsula Health and Monash Health, Kyal is looking forward to reconnecting with colleagues and building new relationships with clinical peers from across the region.
"At Cerner, we’re looking beyond the EMR to population health where we can manage wellness, illness prevention and research. We are committed to having the right skills, knowledge and capabilities to drive excellence in service delivery to ensure that our clients gain greater value from their patient-centred digital health journey. The appointment of Dr Agraval is testament to this” said Cameron Burt, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific, Cerner.