Dr. Paul Glisson

Vice President of Medical Affairs

Baptist Health Care



Future of Healthcare Technology Panel

Thursday, October 3rd at 10:00 AM in the Ballroom

Dr. Glisson currently serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Baptist Health Care, Pensacola, Florida. In this role, he examines the intersection of patient care, medical staff education, training and administration, and data monitoring to measure and improve patient outcomes. He is a member of HealthStream’s team of Physician Coaches, who has provided lectures and on site coaching concerning physician engagement, quality measures and IT implementation. He brings over ten years of healthcare experience to his role at Baptist and brings knowledge in physician leadership, quality initiatives, and change management. He also currently serves as the Board Chair for Strategic Health Initiative, operating Florida’s largest Health Information Exchange.

After working several years as a front line emergency medicine physician first in the military, and then in both the for-profit and the non-profit sectors, Dr. Glisson went on to become the medical director for a large multi-facility physician group. In this role, he led quality and lean initiatives for the emergency department, and was acknowledged for ability to connect with other physicians to implement change. His accomplishments also include marked results in process improvement, and leading EMR implementations at two large facilities.

After earning an MBA at Auburn University, Dr. Glisson began to concentrate on physician leadership. While still working in the emergency room part time, he became the CMIO at Baptist Health Care and focused on meeting meaningful use criteria, where Baptist would go on to a full EMR implementation and achieve CPOE adoption rates in the 90% range. This experience has led him to work towards physician engagement, and the results that can come from a truly engaged team of physicians, nurses, and ancillary support staff. In his current role, he is responsible for clinical quality improvement for the health system and preparing for the change to a reimbursement model based on accountable care.

Dr. Glisson has a true focus on outcomes, and is able to draw on his experiences with information technology, technology adoption, physician scorecards, and even the disruptive physician to meet this challenge.