Neil W. Wagle, MD, MBA

Associate Chief Quality Officer, Partners HealthCare

Dr. Wagle is the Associate Chief Quality Officer at Partners HealthCare, leading the system’s efforts on Ambulatory Quality within the Division of Quality Safety and Value and the Center for Population Health.  He is an international expert on Partners Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement program, and has led the Partners program through hundreds of thousands of data collections across dozens of specialties throughout the Partners network.  He is a leading voice for the transition to more clinically relevant quality measures including the use of clinical registries, working to transform quality measurement to something that enhances rather than distracts from the essence of clinical care.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry magna cum laude from Harvard University and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School cum laude in the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship.  After his experience in two startup ventures, he earned an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar where he focused on health care management.  Dr. Wagle practices primary care at Brigham and Women’s Primary Physicians.

Speaker Sessions

25 – Achieving the Promise of PROMs

Everyone talks about how Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) “should” lead to improvement in the quality of patient care. But very few organizations know how to collect and use PROMs to inform clinical and provider decisions to. Join Dr. Wagle as he explores Partners HealthCare’s experience using PROMs. He will share some examples from around the world to demonstrate how PROMs can help deliver faster, more personalized care for individual patients, and how Partners is using PROMs as an outcomes metric for quality improvement and comparative effectiveness.

This session will describe an innovative approach for using PROMs to improve patient care and value. He will review strategies and tactics for overcoming potential barriers to collecting and effectively using PROMs.

7 – Ambulatory Quality: Returning to the Essence of Our Work

Clinicians are barraged with healthcare quality measures. Most of these measurements have diverged from what clinicians consider the essence of their profession. Partners HealthCare has embarked on a journey to resolve its clinicians’ concern. The foundation of this effort includes clinical registries that are embedded within its EHR which define quality in a way that resonates with clinicians. In addition, broad access to a near real-time data and analytics platform that is part of the enterprise data warehouse has been instrumental.

Join this session to learn how Partners HealthCare is using physician engagement strategies and analytics to reinvigorate clinicians and improve the quality of care for its patients.

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