Strategic advising. Data science expertise. Enabling innovation-led healthcare transformation.

Aculyst is a leading big data solutions and advanced analytics services company focused on developing high-impact data solutions and models for your top business use case initiatives. Aculyst consults and partners with healthcare organizations to deliver better value for patient outcomes, unlock innovation and lower costs and complexity. And with the explosion of big data, regulatory uncertainty, shrinking margins—the healthcare industry continues to evolve at record speed.

Get Started with a Data Maturity Assessment For Your Organization

We will bring our healthcare experience to help you build a data strategy for the digital future

We offer new healthcare and pharma clients a discovery phase
where we dive into your data, advise on data platform upgrades,
and assess the feasibility of the various opportunities
you’re considering before you decide where to make investments.

Aculyst healthcare consulting services enable health enterprises to leverage new technologies and smarter ways of working—such as transforming to value-based care, enhancing organizational efficiencies, creating unified patient views, improving consumer experiences and driving better outcomes. Our highly skilled team of expert healthcare consultants, data scientists, analytics professionals smoothly integrate strategy, big data and advanced analytics, and implementation processes to transform the way healthcare companies think and act on these new insights.  

Our Mission:

We have developed and tested a strategic value-management framework comprised of key elements that affect the usability and benefits of big data during the decision-making process. We believe it is through the implementation of this framework that companies can maximize ROI from big data technology.  

Our Values:

We’re a reliable, experienced, intelligent and innovative partner with an outcome-oriented mindset. Enabling clients to become high-performance businesses and creating long-term relationships by being responsive and relevant and by consistently delivering value.

The role Aculyst plays includes facilitating the identification and coordination of the right data initiatives such as Machine learning models, Natural language processing, AI predictive analytics or other emerging technologies for Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Biotech institutions. Aculyst provides comprehensive data management solutions through business strategy, executive strategy, change management and technology development, and process re-engineering, while maximizing onsite and offsite resources. Electronic Health Records hold a treasure trove of useful data, but 80% is trapped in unstructured text formats. What lies within that data has the power to cure disease, reduce readmissions, enable precision medicine, improve population health, detect fraud and reduce waste.


The challenge has traditionally been the complexity of the problem coupled with the size of the data and the fact that the end users, oncologists, doctors, nurses, patient care coordinators and administrators are not data scientists.

They want answers, not questions. They want intelligent application solutions, not spreadsheets or Powerpoint presentations. This is where Aculyst excels. Aculyst’s Data Driven Consulting (DDC) approach uses data and analytics to generate richer insights and discover new intelligence to power your transformation journey.   


Aculyst’s Founder, Asha Saxena, is a strategic, innovative leader with a proven track record of building successful businesses for the last 25 years. With a strong academic background as an adjunct professor at Columbia University creative problem-solving skills, and an effective management style, Saxena has been instrumental in building business models for success. She is a big data and AI thought leadership contributor to Dataversity and Entrepreneur Mag.


Donald S. Bialek

Chief Medical Officer

Donald S. Bialek, Aculyst’s Chief Medical Officer, trained at Harvard and MIT, brings an unmatched breadth and depth of knowledge in clinical operations, clinical management, and medical informatics. In addition he also adds the crucial physician’s perspective to our work in quality-of-care improvement and physician engagement. During more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, he has held a variety of strategic, operational, and consulting roles in community medical practices, academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, physician groups, health plans, and life science companies.

Education and Training

  • Master of Public Health, concentration in Health Policy and Management with a special interest in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Owner/President Management, Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
  • Medical Doctor, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Doctoral Candidate, Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science (Highest Honors), University of Maryland, Health Sciences
  • Fellow in Medical Informatics (NIH Appointment), Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology