Mary Varghese Presti
Mary has more than 25 years’ experience at the intersections of healthcare, technology and innovation. In her role leading Nuance’s Dragon Medical franchise, Mary is responsible for overseeing and growing the market leader in cloud-based speech recognition for clinicians — the largest business area in the company’s Healthcare division. Prior to Nuance, Mary served as the global vice president of Life Science at IBM Watson Health, where she led a team of more than 200 people and managed a portfolio of SaaS solutions, real-world data assets and research consulting services focused on accelerating breakthroughs in drug development. Mary began her career as a pediatric nurse at John Hopkins Hospital. She then moved into consulting, working in healthcare advisory services for KPMG and then management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ten years later, Mary joined Pfizer, where she served in a number of global strategy and innovation roles helping big pharma navigate significant changes in the healthcare landscape, including the broadscale adoption of health IT and health reform. Mary also served as general manager of athenahealth, where she tested and incubated new business lines for the pioneer in cloud-based electronic health records. Mary earned a B.S. in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Health in health policy and management from The Johns Hopkins University. She has also completed executive education coursework in designing and leading innovation at Harvard University.
Mary Varghese Presti’s stories
National Nurses Week: How can we better support the nurses that work so hard to care for us?

This National Nurses Week (and International Nurses Day), I want to talk about how the technology community can come together to give our nurses the support they need to embrace the joys of working in healthcare. Their resilience has been put to the test more than ever over the past few years, but healthcare’s largest […]

How Vanderbilt is improving the physician and patient experience with virtual assistant technology

Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal is a researcher who uses the Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant for Hey Epic! daily in her role as clinical director of Health IT and assistant professor of biomedical informatics and pediatric endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). “I use the Hey Epic! voice assistant after my clinic time when I’m trying to […]

Transforming the patient and physician experience with Dragon Medical

Anyone who has been a healthcare provider understands at a gut level the impact that your work has on patients. I experienced that feeling as a nurse on the medical-surgical pediatric unit at the John Hopkins Children’s Center.  I started my career as a clinician, caring for children with complex diagnoses who would come to […]