POP HEALTH FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Chicago, IL - October 2 - 3, 2017
Nancy Perrier, MD, FACS, is Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Surgical Endocrinology; Associate Director, Multidisciplinary Endocrine Center, and Fellowship Program Director of Surgical Endocrinology in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She received the Walter and Ruth Sterling Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Surgery.
Dr. Perrier is a native of Louisiana, a full alumni federation scholar graduate of Louisiana State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. During her undergraduate work she also completed studies abroad at the University of East Anglia in England. She returned to receive her medical degree from LSU in New Orleans during which time she was an active leader with the American Medical Association. Dr. Perrier completed her general surgical residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she served as chief resident, Instructor in Surgery, and received the most honorable Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award. She then completed postgraduate training in both Endocrine Surgical Oncology Fellowship Clinical Training at the University of California at San Francisco and as a National Institute of Health T32 fellow in Outcomes Based Research and Epidemiology.
Dr. Perrier has been on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist and serves on the Editorial Board of Cancer Genetics of the National Cancer Institute. She has served as principal investigator, collaborator or co-investigator on 48 grants, contracts and funded protocols. She has nearly 200 peer reviewed manuscripts in Annals of Surgery, Surgery, Journal of Surgical Oncology, World Journal of Surgery, and Journal of Clinical Endocrine and Metabolism and has published numerous invited articles, editorials, book chapters and has been Editor on two books on Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Tumors. Dr. Perrier is also a member of the American Board of Surgery, who has been a consistent awardee of the “Best Doctors in America” since 2005.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center implemented a strategic initiative earlier this year called “Know Your Cost Campaign” with a goal to: 1. Better understand the relationship between cost and quality of cancer care; and, 2. Achieve financial stability and growth in an increasingly demanding healthcare environment.
As part of the campaign, MD Anderson analyzed comparative data at other cancer centers to develop an approach to improving efficiencies, reduce waste, standardize practices, and reduce avoidable complications. All of which affect length of stay, mortality, OR utilization, coding and documentation and its impact on reimbursement.
The early results indicate a healthier case-mix index and lower direct costs, but there is still work to be done.
In this session, attendees will learn how MD Anderson is using data to adjust its operating structure to meet the needs of a complex population at a lower costs as healthcare transitions from volume to value.