More About Ekta Punwani:
Ekta S. Punwani, MHAMs. Punwani is the Leader of the 100 Top Program at IBM Watson Health. She is a trusted advisor to client executives on performance improvement opportunities and strategies based on the 100 Top Program studies. Prior to joining IBM Watson Health, Ms. Punwani served as a Hospital and Health System executive leading organizational transformation, operations improvement, and change leadership within the health care continuum. She has demonstrated building performance improvement and analytics capability within multiple healthcare organizations including Adventist Midwest Health, Advocate Health Care and Northwestern Medicine. She has served on the Board of Examiners for the National Baldrige Performance Excellence Program for four years and has received certification as an ICBB –International Certified Black Belt. Ms. Punwani serves on the Health Analytics Advisory Board for Northwestern University in Chicago. She also developed and currently teaches the Health Analytics Leadership course in the Masters of Science in Health Analytics as an Adjunct Faculty. Ms. Punwani received both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.