David Wild, MD, MBA

Vice President, Performance Improvement
, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Kansas Hospital

Dr. David Wild serves as the Vice President of Performance Improvement at the University of Kansas Health System, based in Kansas City, Kansas.  In this role he has responsibility for process, performance, and quality improvement work, the development and deployment of the System’s improvement and management systems, applied analytics, clinical variation reduction programs, and clinical and operational redesign across the inpatient and ambulatory enterprises.  Dr. Wild is also a practicing anesthesiologist and Faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Wild completed his undergraduate and M.D. degrees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his residency training in Anesthesiology at Saint Louis University where he served in multiple operational and leadership roles prior to joining the University of Kansas Health System. He recently completed his MBA at Rockhurst University with an emphasis on business intelligence and analytics.  He has served as the President of the Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists and is active at the national level in development of new delivery and alternative payment models for perioperative care.

Speaker Sessions

33 – The Doctor’s Orders for Engaging Physicians to Drive Improvements (Clinical, Financial; Course Level-Beginning)

Physicians drive 75 to 85 percent of all quality and cost decisions, yet reimbursement pressures, competing time pressures, misaligned incentives, and a lack of credible data often make engaging clinicians in improvement work one of the biggest challenges in healthcare.  Explore how to spread data to the edges of the organization and engage physicians in leading a continuum of improvement across an entire organization.