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William Feaster

Chief Medical Information Officer, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Dr. Feaster is Chief Medical Information Officer at CHOC Children’s Hospital.  He came to CHOC in 2012 from Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.   Dr. Feaster has been involved in Information Technology for over forty years, and has helped several hospitals where he’s worked implement information systems.  Dr. Feaster received his MBA in 1993 and has held several administrative positions including Medical Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Sutter Health in Sacramento, Sr. VP , CMO and CIO, Community Medical Centers in Fresno, and VP of Ambulatory Services and Executive Director of the Pediatric/OB Faculty Practice at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

During his clinical career, Dr. Feaster has maintained busy practices in Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Anesthesia.  He is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Anesthesia and still maintains a part-time Pediatric Anesthesia practice in addition to his IT responsibilities.

One of his many roles at CHOC is to help design and implement technology to support population management, both for current at risk populations, and an evolving ACO serving Orange County, California.  He has helped guide the organization through MU Stage 2 readiness and the organization’s recently awarded HIMSS Stage 7 EMR Adoption designation.

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CIOs from medicine-facing businesses, whether provider organizations, pharmaceutical companies, payers or medical device companies, will all be impacted by the current national shift to “value-based” care from fee-for-service. While we’ve been dealing with changes in healthcare reimbursement for over 30+ years,...