Southwestern Health Resources (SWHR), the clinically integrated network of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources, has welcomed Donghui Wu, MBA, PhD, as Vice President of Data Science and Analytics Officer. Wu was previously with Texas Health for two years, infusing machine learning and artificial intelligence in all aspects of the hospital system’s transformation. He now joins SWHR, the nation’s leading Next Generation Accountable Care Organization, to guide data-driven decision-making across the organization.
Wu is a results-driven, hands-on leader and data scientist with more than 20 years of industry and academic research experience. He specializes in population health management, healthcare risk prediction and business decision support systems. In his new role, Wu will support SWHR’s goal of becoming a more cutting-edge, data-driven healthcare organization, ensuring that data is insightful and actionable for effective population health management.
“Harnessing predictive analytics is key to Southwestern Health Resources’ commitment to being the national leader in population health,” said Brian Coffey, PhD, Senior Vice President, Chief Data Insight and Innovation Officer at SWHR. “We are thrilled to have Donghui on our team. His diverse background will enable us to harness the power of machine learning and develop leading predictive analytics that set national standards.”
In partnership with Coffey, Wu will ensure effective alignment of data science and analytics to meet the organization’s needs.
Prior to serving at Texas Health, Wu led a team of data scientists at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovations (PCCI) as the Vice President of Technology and has been in leadership roles at organizations including Blue Health Intelligence, the analytics affiliate of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Knowledgent; and LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Wu also has served on various committees with the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
Wu graduated from Nanjing University in China, earned a master’s degree and doctorate in applied mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received an MBA from the University of Florida.
About Southwestern Health Resources
Southwestern Health Resources, which blends the strengths of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources, includes a clinically integrated network of 29 hospital locations and more than 5,500 providers, committed to being the national leader in population health. With more than 650 points of access to care, this provides for higher value and allows patients to access services across a full continuum of medical needs. The network serves people across 17 counties in North Texas. In total, Southwestern Health coordinates care for more than 700,000 patients, aligned with commercial health care plans and Medicare programs. SWHR operates the nation’s leading Next Generation Accountable Care Organization based on the total amount of savings since the beginning of SWHR’s participation in the Model. For more information, please visit www.southwesternhealth.org.