Boston, MA
Apr. 3-4, 2017

William Jennings

Chief Value and Informatics Officer
Palmetto Health

William Jennings is currently chief value and informatics officer, Palmetto Health. Dr. Jennings served as chief medical informatics officer for Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative and medical director for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and past-president for the South Carolina College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Jennings' has an undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and biomedical informatics degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University. His specialty training in emergency medicine was completed at Palmetto Health.

April 3, 2017
2:10pm - 2:40pm
Empire – Seventh Floor

While creating a telehealth business plan and strategy for Palmetto Health, the largest healthcare system in the midlands of South Carolina, the telehealth team discovered challenges that were determined to be from both internal and external sources. The team soon discovered there were three very different paths being established for the telehealth strategy: Corporate Goals, Telehealth Initiatives and Community Needs. The team knew that in order to build a solid telehealth strategy there would need to be synchronicity between the internal priorities and the external needs. This presentation will discuss the tools and processes put in place to assess and address existing disparities, the additional barriers discovered, and the details of their analysis and solution development. By the end of the process the solutions implemented led to the organization being able to better support their existing telehealth program, appropriately integrate the pipeline initiatives into their budget process and strategically plan for future initiatives while continuing to focus on the needs of the organization and the community.

Key takeaways

  • Identify the main areas of focus for evaluating and ranking telehealth initiatives for both internal and external strategies.
  • Develop awareness of the main pitfalls that can occur in the process of prioritizing telehealth initiatives.
  • Analyze the solutions implemented by the team to overcome known and unknown barriers. 
April 3, 2017
10:05am - 10:45am
America South - Fourth Floor

With newly elected President Donald Trump pushing an agenda to repeal and replace the ACA, healthcare organizations find themselves in a world of uncertainty. What does this uncertainty mean for population health management? How does it affect strategy, purchasing, and implementation? Do you stay the course? Put the brakes on? Or some of both?

Our panel of experts will address this head on. Likewise, in keeping with the panel’s state-of-the-industry format, they’ll also address topics key to pop health success, such as clinical workflow improvement, decreasing utilization, data visualization, choosing vendors, measuring results, and more.

This session will provide attendees with a great overview and set the stage for the sessions to follow.

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