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William W. Feaster, MD

Vice President/Chief Health Information Officer

Children's Hospital Orange County

William Feaster is vice president/chief health information officer for Children’s Health of Orange County in Orange, Calif. He came to CHOC in 2012 as its chief medical information officer. As CMIO, he guided the continued implementation of a fully integrated Cerner EMR for inpatient and ambulatory settings across the pediatric healthcare system. As a result, the organization has achieved and maintained Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Stage 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model certification and was awarded the Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence in 2016 and 2021 for utilizing health IT to improve healthcare outcomes.

In his now expanded role as CHIO, Dr. Feaster’s focus has included designing and developing technology to support population health management. He also developed and manages an active data science program for CHOC. He is involved in CHOC’s innovation programs and its focus on applying artificial intelligence to healthcare. Dr. Feaster has been involved in IT throughout his career and has helped several hospitals implement hospital information systems. He received his Master of Business Administration degree in 1993 and has held several administrative positions, including medical director of women’s and children’s services at Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif.; senior vice president, CMO and CIO, Community Medical Centers in Fresno, Calif.; and vice president of ambulatory services and executive director of the pediatric/obstetrics faculty practice at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. During his clinical career, Dr. Feaster has maintained busy practices in pediatric critical care and pediatric anesthesia. He is board certified in pediatrics, anesthesia and clinical informatics.

Sessions

64H—Creating a Readmission Risk Predictor With AI and Cloud Computing

Presented by William W. Feaster, MD at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, March 29th.

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) developed a pediatric readmission predictive model in 2017 to assist clinicians with reducing unplanned readmissions and to enhance the understanding of risk factors leading to readmissions. The rate of pediatric 7-day and 30-day unplanned readmissions are closely tied to quality of care, with high rates indicative of needed improvements.…