Mammoth Lakes, CA – October 15, 2013 – i-Human Patients, Inc. (IHP) today announced the appointment of Vinod Damodaran as vice president of engineering. IHP is a developer and provider of simulation-based medical training services including their flagship i-Human Patients® cloud-based service. Damodaran has over 20 years of experience in software development and executive engineering management for a variety of Silicon Valley start-ups. As a strong technical leader, he has recruited and led both small and large engineering teams whose work spanned the full software development gamut from product conceptualization to product delivery. Damodaran will be responsible for the commercial roll-out of the i-Human Patients service and its continued development.
i-Human Patients is a cloud-based software-as-a-service that improves medical and healthcare student proficiency in patient assessment and diagnostic reasoning. Its interactive, simulated patients provide a clinical context for learning the basic sciences, including physiology, anatomy, histology, pathology, and pathophysiology. Students can access the service’s rich graphically based content via the Internet. i-Human Patients utilizes a patented competency engine to provide comprehensive feedback to students at every step in their learning process. Individual student and aggregated class analytics are available to instructors, thereby providing objective performance data to instructors. i-Human Patients contains a point-and-click authoring system to create new cases and exercises, which can be published under the Creative Commons Licensing model, thereby enabling medical educators to rapidly create, customize and share new educational content.
“Vinod brings a wealth of experience in advanced software development and engineering management to our team,” said Norm Wu, CEO of IHP. “He is a technical, hands-on leader with over 20 years of experience building enterprise and SaaS cloud-hosted systems. He has built and led teams at a number of successful Silicon Valley start-ups and is an innovative, entrepreneurial and performance-focused technology leader.”
“The service IHP is building provides incredible benefits to medical and healthcare students, helping them develop their diagnostic reasoning and patient assessment skills, so I am very excited about joining the management team,” said Vinod Damodaran. “I am eager to help them harness the latest digital content and networking technologies to deliver an effective and visually compelling educational experience that will benefit students around the world.”
Most recently Damodaran served as vice president, engineering at RiseSmart, a provider of next-generation outplacement solutions for a wide range of corporate clients. He served also as senior vice president, technology at Symphony Services and SymphonyIRI subsidiaries of Symphony TG in Palo Alto, California, where he was named the ‘Top Leader of the Year – Technology’. SymphonyIRI is the world’s leading global provider of consumer, shopper, and retail market intelligence and insights and provides analytics and services to manufacturers and retailers of consumer packaged goods. At CXO Systems in Sunnyvale, California, Damodaran was vice president, engineering in charge of CXO Visibility System, a real-time operational intelligence system to improve performance, mitigate risks and ensure corporate compliance. CXO Systems was acquired by Cisco in 2006. He was also senior manager and technical director at Aspect Development in Mountain View, California, which was acquired by i2 Technologies in 2000. He was responsible for managing and coordinating new version releases, maintenance releases and customer patch releases of Explore Core Technology, a flexible and scalable object-relational platform used by i2’s suite of enterprise sourcing and procurement products.
Damodaran earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai, India and a post-graduate degree in Software Technology from the National Centre for Software Technology also in Mumbai.
More information on i-Human Patients is available at www.i-human.com.
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About i-Human Patients, Inc.
i-Human Patients, Inc. (IHP) is a developer and provider of “virtual” medical training products and services including its flagship i-Human Patients simulated patient service. Before i-Human Patients, IHP developed the JEMS Award winning Medical Emergency Response Simulator (MERS) series, distributed by Brady/Prentice-Hall Health; and the Aurora Gold Award winning CPR/AED Simulation Trainer, distributed by MedicFirstAid and Philips Medical Systems. IHP is based in Mammoth Lakes, California, USA. IHP operates a subsidiary, i-Human Medical Education Private Limited, in Chennai, India.
i-Human Patients is a registered trademark of i-Human Patients, Inc.