Graham Hughes

Dr. Graham Hughes has more than 25 years’ experience defining and delivering innovative healthcare technology solutions that address the unmet needs of clinical users. Hughes currently serves as President and Chief Medical Officer of Saykara, a Seattle-based startup pushing the boundaries of conversational artificial intelligence and long-form natural language understanding in a mission to liberate physicians from the burdens of electronic medical record documentation. Before joining Saykara, Hughes was Chief Executive Officer of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, a leading business process transformation company. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer of the SAS Institute Center for Health Analytics & Insights, where he developed novel big data and population health solutions aimed at improving care quality, clinical operations and patient outcomes. Earlier in his career, Hughes spent six years as Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice President of Product Strategy at GE Healthcare IT, leading an advanced digital healthcare technologies innovation team and spearheading the organization’s knowledge platform strategy. Hughes is recognized for implementing the world's first fully paperless electronic medical record system. Over his career, he has worked closely with numerous luminary organizations, such as Mayo Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare and Cleveland Clinic. Hughes gained a medical degree as well as an undergraduate degree in neurobiology and neurosciences from King’s College London, University of London. He began his career as a practicing internal medicine specialist.

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