HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018
Medical Director
Primary Care Innovation and Proactive Health at Atrium Health

Gregory R. Weidner, MD, FACP is medical director for Primary Care Innovation and Proactive Health at Carolinas HealthCare System.

In this role, he provides vision and leadership to the application of design thinking and emerging technologies in the creation of transformative care models. Dr. Weidner and his team created an agile and effective model for innovation, which co-located a prototyping primary care practice with the Center for Proactive Health and Design. The insights from this model lead to the opening of the first Proactive Health practice in 2017. The practice is designed to deliver a personalized total health experience, continuous collaborative care, and consumer value.

He has particular interest in patient engagement, digital health and innovative, participatory approaches to chronic condition management.

March 5, 2018
10:10am - 10:40am

In this session, Carolinas HealthCare System will review its journey to create a transformative and innovative model of primary care - one built on value, consumerism, team-based care and thoughtful digital strategy. Importantly, the discussion will address the clinical, operational and business challenges of disruptive innovation within a healthcare organization.

As an example, this session will share key design lessons from Carolinas' Proactive Health practice, which has achieved 80+ percent blood pressure control in 250+ previously uncontrolled hypertensive patients.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand disruptive innovation and emergent strategy in an incumbent healthcare enterprise.
  • Hear about lessons learned from real-world deployment of continuous, collaborative care and personal digital health.
  • Key takeaways from 5 years of person-centered design experience in primary care connected health.

As this session will demonstrate, the continuous learning of an agile, emergent strategy approach goes hand in hand with the outcomes produced by technology solutions.

March 5, 2018
12:40pm - 1:00pm

One of the best ways learn is to network with your peers. This session provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with morning speakers and dive deeper into specific topics.

Here's how it works:

Speakers from the morning sessions will be stationed at different tables in the room. Attendees can circulate and speak one-on-one or in groups with individual speakers.

Network, share and learn in this interactive environment.

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