Dr. Meera Kanhouwa, MHA, FACEP is a Managing Director within the Health and Public Service practice at Accenture. In her prior role, Dr. Kanhouwa served as VP, Medical Information Officer at MedPlus, Inc, a Quest Diagnostics company. As MIO, Dr. Kanhouwa focused on providing thought leadership and creative strategic direction.
She has more than 20 years in the healthcare industry include residency in emergency medicine at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kanhouwa also served in the U.S. Army, where she held appointments as General Medical Officer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, and as ARCENT Forward Surgeon with the 1-43 Patriot Battalion stationed in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. She served as Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, at Prince George’s County Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland. She served as an emergency physician and Chief Medical Information Officer at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington and was instrumental in piloting and deploying innovative solutions to clinical problems.
Dr. Kanhouwa joined Microsoft in 2005 as Worldwide Executive Director, Public Sector for Health Technology Strategy. During her years at Microsoft, she helped to define a global strategy for their health solutions and, in the role of Physician Executive for the Health Solutions Group, led the global introduction of the Microsoft’s acquired health intelligence software. Dr. Kanhouwa served as a Board Member of eHealth Initiative until January 2012.
Dr. Kanhouwa holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and earned her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. She earned her Masters in Health Administration from George Washington University. Dr. Kanhouwa has two daughters, and resides in Potomac, MD.