Dr. Mark Frisse


Mark Frisse is the Accenture Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His work focuses on realizing a more effective and economically sustainable health care system through  effective use of informatics.

Dr. Frisse developed and operated a health information exchange for the greater Memphis area. He continues to seek innovative approaches to care coordination for the frail elderly.

Previously, Dr. Frisse held positions as Chief Medical Officer for Express Scripts and later as a VP at First Consulting Group.

Dr. Frisse is trained in both internal medicine and hematology-oncology. He received MD and MBA degrees from Washington University and a MS from Stanford University. He is a past board member of Surescripts, LLC. He currently is a board member of Tennessee HIMSS & QSource. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.


Presentation Details

Under Disruption: Why Health IT is Out of Control

Health care providers and payers are investing heavily in new technologies designed to manage and improve the health of populations. But these investments may not be sufficient. Consumers, whether measuring their steps or facing a greater financial burden of care for chronically ill family members, are adopting a range of consumer products to meet their needs.  Mobile devices, home monitoring, and other new offerings will forge new customer relationships and create new data types.  Some of these data may provide a valuable look at both physiologic and social determinants impacting care management, outcomes, and costs.

But management of these new data is not controlled by our traditional care delivery system. How can providers and payers “connect”? This presentation will explore questions raised as established organizations seek to incorporate emerging consumer-based technologies into their current operations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the limitations of current EHRs and related technologies
  • Understand the inevitable consequences of demographics and changing attitudes towards technology
  • Identify new opportunities for innovative health care informatics technologies