Azalea Kim, MD, MBA, MPA

Former Medical Director, Applied Health Science and Strategy, Duke Health; Strategic Advisor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Azalea Kim MD, MBA, MPA is a primary care physician and previously served as Medical Director for Applied Health Data Science and Strategy for Duke Forge, Duke’s center for health data science and Duke Health Technology Solutions. In this role she drove collaboration across Duke to develop and execute strategy for analytics in high value care and to support performance in value-based contracts, including the development and application of data science models. Azalea co-directs innovation at Duke Outpatient Clinic, including data-driven design and implementation of advanced primary care models for complex patients with a focus on serious illness planning, behavioral health, and addressing social drivers of health. As of September 2019, she serves as Strategic Advisor at Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina. Azalea received her MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MBA from Harvard Business School, MPA from the George Washington University, and training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Health System. Twitter: @azaleakim.

Speaker Sessions

5 – Getting to Data-Driven Population Health Management: Four Innovative Outliers (Panel) (Population Health; Course Level-Advanced)

Few organizations are actively using analytics for population health management (PHM). In this panel, we’ll speak with PHM thought leaders from the “innovative outliers”—health systems, payer groups, and other organizations that are leveraging data and analytics in diverse ways to support transformational improvement in care and costs. Discussion may touch on questions such as:

  • What is your approach to using data and analytics to stratify the right patients for the right interventions?
  • What innovation have you done in the end-of-life care space?
  • How is Medicare different? How do you adjust your interventions for this population?
  • How do you think about payer-provider partnerships? How about provider-industry partnerships? Where have you seen these work well in the PHM space?
  • How have your organizations tackled social determinants of health (SDoH)?
  • Have you used machine learning, or seen creative applications of machine learning, in the PHM space?