Nominated for MedPage Today’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Award, alongside a work penned by a Pulitzer Prize laureate.

“An informative and comprehensive analysis of an industry’s shortcomings.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Loved it! A harsh but necessary treatise on the miasma plaguing the healthcare system in the United States of America, today.” — Reedsy Review

The Hidden Crisis is an incredibly detailed and no-nonsense read on the flaws of the North American healthcare system.” — Goodreads Review

Hareesh Veldandi

Strategist, Technologist, Author, Investor, and Entrepreneur

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Who is this book for?

This book is for American healthcare consumers, and healthcare industry professionals.

Statistics you never imagined could be true


Did you know that more than 2.5 million Americans acquire other health conditions during their hospital stays each year?

Read more to know these fascinating and  thought-provoking statistics.

Know-how around the end-to-end industry set-up


Complex US drug supply chain, myriad healthcare insurance programs, blockbuster drugs, not-for-profit hospitals, and government regulations!

It’s important for the book’s audience to know these nuances!

Gotchas about safety and cost-savings


Medication errors kill 7,000 or more Americans every year. Unnecessary radiation exposure is dangerous.  

Be knowledgeable when you get into a hospital, take medications, buy insurance, or change jobs.

Inefficiencies, fraud, and waste that we can end together

By 2028, America is projected to spend $6.2 trillion on healthcare. Almost $1.8 trillion of that could be unnecessary/wasteful spending.

Several fraudulent activities range from illegal kickbacks to self-referrals, phantom billing to pill mills.

Know where these issues exist and how they spread. Maneuver and innovate better!

Experience from a front-row seat to  what is working and what is not

More than 500 references to back up data points, stories, facts, and nuances. 

Backed by more than 15 years of author’s experience in the healthcare industry across the world.

His observations in the real world enabled him to conceptualize many more intricacies and explain them in a simpler way to the readers.

About the author

Hareesh Veldandi

Hareesh Veldandi is an entrepreneur, healthcare strategist, and technologist.

He has an MBA in healthcare concentration from the University of Cambridge, UK. He has more than fifteen years of healthcare experience in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand. During his international journey, he also had brief engagements with the National Health Service in the UK, and the World Health Organization. 

He advises senior leadership of several health systems, health plans, health plan operators, healthcare-technology companies, and consulting companies in areas like product, solution, business, and corporate strategy. He also worked for such companies as Microsoft, Epic Systems Corporation, and Orion Health.

He is a firm believer in the healthcare value journey and helped several organizations along that journey. He brings an intersection of business understanding, technology acumen, and in-depth functional know-how to every conversation.

In his free time, Hareesh loves to read, spend time with his kids, bike, and play badminton.

Here is what our readers have to say

The Hidden Crisis is an incredibly detailed and no-nonsense read on the flaws of the North American healthare system. It’s written with sincereity and a heart that wishes to assist, confronting hard turths as they are. Don’t rush while reading. Take notes  anywhere and everywhere you can.
“Loved it!
A harsh but necessary treatise on the miasma plaguing the healthcare system in the United States of America, today.
is a refreshing, relevant and urgent eye-opener that makes for an enlivening read
“Scholarly, forensic examination of the USA health system, with some suggested solutions.
I commend this text to all who are interested in good health and delivery of wellbeing, particularly the people of the USA.

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Contact Hareesh Veldandi for any speaking engagements.

From focusing on overall industry aspects, fundamentals, and complexities that I discussed in the book to detailed sections, topics, and value-based care concepts, I would love to speak to any audience to promote healthy discussion.

As a society, our goal is to make our populations healthier and enable providers, patients, and caregivers to have great experiences while containing rising healthcare costs.




Hareesh and his company help several health systems, health plans, life sciences, and medical devices companies in solving inefficiencies and changing the business models to be more consumer-centric / patient-centric.

The good news is that the industry has already embarked on a Value-based care journey. And, we work with several amazing companies and professionals in various parts of the industry.

I am proud to be a part of this industry, and I work to make it better every day.

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“One of the most fundamental and illuminating books on the American healthcare system.

Every consumer will benefit a great deal by reading this book!”

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