Will Caldwell attended Davidson College where he prepared for a career in medicine, studying biology and working in East Africa as a wildlife manager. Dr. Caldwell completed residency training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System and the Shock Trauma Center of Maryland. He went on to achieve triple board certification in otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, and sleep medicine. In 2013, he became a board member and medical director of Give Hope Global, a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the development of health systems focused on the use of community health workers. He also serves as Senior Medical Advisor to Zanmi Lasante, the name for Partners in Health in Haiti. His work was documented in a film which won two Emmy Awards. Dr. Caldwell earned his MBA With Highest Honors and was named for Academic Distinction from Wake Forest University. He served as the Senior Vice President for Clinical Integration at Novant Health, building the Novant Health Clinically Integrated Network, a value-based platform comprised of over 2800 providers across 26 specialties. In his current role as Senior Vice President for Physician and Market Development at Health Catalyst, he promotes the use of data analytics to promote good health and save lives. His area of expertise rests in technology enabled health care delivery models and value-based care platforms. He continues to see patients and has received over 26 awards for clinical excellence during his 17-year career as a clinician.
The U.S. healthcare system didn’t develop overnight; it’s the culmination of a series of revolutions. The current revolution centers on payment model re-design, with success fueled by the wise use of data. Systems that harness data analytics to solve problems will succeed, while others may disappear.
Though the U.S. provides the best episodic healthcare in the world, our cost of care continues to rise at an unsustainable rate. Something must change. Recent changes to the MSSP are a step in the right direction, but wise use of data is critical for success.
This session will examine why data matters, ways to maximize its power, and our individual roles as change agents.