Douglas Reding, MD, MPH, FACP, is the chief medical officer for Ascension Wisconsin effective October 2016. Dr. Reding joined Ministry Health Care in 2015 as vice president of Oncology Services. Prior to joining Ministry in 2015, Dr. Reding held a number of leadership roles with Marshfield Clinic including secretary of the department of Hematology/Oncology, chairman of the board of Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, member of the Marshfield Clinic Executive Committee and vice president of Marshfield Clinic. In addition to these administrative roles, Dr. Reding has been a practicing oncologist since 1986, serving patients at Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care.
In his role as chief medical officer for Ascension Wisconsin, Dr. Reding serves as a member of the System Leadership Team for the state of Wisconsin, providing leadership for creating and maintaining key service lines, driving utilization management to ensure best use of resources, provides clinical vision for both strategic and tactical planning. Dr. Reding also serves as a key liaison between clinical and administrative parts of the organization to help build effective models for the delivery of patient care as well as working cross-functionally to achieve improved outcomes in patient care, quality, safety and efficiency. He is also active at the national level for Ascension Health as chair of the Oncology Excellence Council and chair of the “Precision Medicine” task force team to share best practices and learn to continually add value to the patient care experience across Ascension.
Evolving technology in precision medicine combined with conventional treatment therapies have transformed modern medicine, helping clinicians maximize patient outcomes. But though advancements in biotechnology hold incredible promise, precision medicine’s emergence is not without programmatic challenges that inhibit the ability for both doctors and patients to take full advantage of its application and benefits.
Over the past 18 months, Dr. Douglas Reding, chief medical officer, Ascension Wisconsin, has led a national task force working to “enterprise” precision medicine practices across the health system. Dr. Reding will speak to the critical infrastructure components for implementation on this scale, the need for artificial intelligence support and the importance in streamlining collaboration across locations for the future.
There’s a ton of buzz around machine learning and artificial intelligence and the role they’ll play in revolutionizing and improving healthcare, but what are these evolving technologies, how are they different, and what are the multiple layers of use?
No complex health IT ever created has been plug-and-play. The same goes for ML and AI. To take full advantage of its potential, will require a lot of work.
In this morning leadership panel, our speakers look at the current state of machine learning and AI in healthcare and address where we are, where we are going, and what we need to do to get their faster.
What education do stakeholders need? What new vocabulary is required? How do you integrate ML and AI into operational and clinical processes? How do you show ROI?
Our speakers will address these questions and others head-on in a fascinating and insightful discussion that sets the stage for the speakers to follow.