Subha Airan-Javia, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, UPenn; Chief Medical Officer, TrekIT Health
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Subha Airan-Javia, MD earned a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2004. She then completed Internal Medicine residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and joined faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine, where she now practices inpatient medicine as a hospitalist attending and Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine. Initially working as a physician liaison to the Information Systems Department, she is now an Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Airan-Javia’s work interests include care coordination, workflow redesign including integration of existing and novel technology, and mobile application development focusing on usability and intuitive design. For the last decade, Dr. Airan-Javia has also worked in education and training of housestaff and medical students on the effective and safe use of health information technology as well as handoffs. As an Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the Univ of Pennsylvania health system, Dr Airan-Javia has spent the last 5 years designing, developing and implementing Carelign: a novel care coordination tool throughout the health system. Used by almost all inpatient services at HUP, PPMC, PAH and Rittenhouse, Carelign is device, operating system and EHR agnostic. Carelign is used by almost 5000 users a month to view patients over 500,000 times and to manage tasks about 10,000 a day. Carelign has ignited innovation in many clinical areas, aimed at improving workflow, as well as clinician and patient experience. Recently, Dr Airan-Javia has accepted a position as Chief Medical Officer for TrekIT Health, a company currently negotiating with Penn to commercialize Carelign and bring it’s unique design and workflow improvements to other healthcare systems.