Damon Broyles

Title: VP, Clinical Innovation

Company: Mercy Technology Services


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Dr. Damon Broyles currently has the privilege of serving as VP, Clinical Innovation for Mercy Technology Services, the technical support arm of Mercy Healthcare and a division of Mercy’s Office of Transformation. Mercy is a $6B healthcare organization headquartered in St. Louis, MO and the 5th largest Catholic Health system in the US. It encompasses 40+ hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 3,200 integrated providers and 44,000 coworkers. Mercy is a Top 5 best performing large healthcare system as noted by Truven for multiple years running, and MTS has been critical in garnering the HIMSS Davies Award, CHiME Most Wired, and numerous HIMSS stage 7 hospital designations, amongst others. Mercy utilizes the single largest unified instance of Epic in the United States. Dr. Broyles is a board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Family Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and holds a subspecialty certification in Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri, Columbia and completed a chief residency at Mercy St. Louis hospital in 2004. He serves as the Medical Director for the Multi-Cancer Early Detection program and helps with leading and developing Mercy’s Department of Precision Medicine. As a technologist innovator, his role comprises two core fundamental activities - the first being optimization of the Mercy’s enterprise EHR and clinical software platform to achieve an ideal provider, patient & health system experience in pursuit of high quality outcomes. Second, Dr. Broyles leads efforts to source, synthesize and integrate new and state of the science technologies and workflows into the larger Mercy health system strategy. In pursuit of this second goal, he has developed deep relationships with the accelerator and tech startup landscape in the region and beyond. He serves as an entrepreneurial and health IT mentor at Sling Health, a biotech and healthcare incubator with roots at Washington University, and is a member of the Arch Grants corporate advisory council. Previously he’s served as an advisor and gap fund evaluator for the Skandalaris Center LEAP initiative as well as volunteering and coaching in a similar capacity with the UM system EQ accelerator based at UMSL. He participates on the Community of Health Innovation Leaders for the GlobalSTL initiative and serves on the Missouri Biotechnology Board of Directors. He represents Mercy’s interests via a variety of digital health technology and biotech board memberships as well as the HIMSS Midwest Gateway Chapter BOD. He serves as Vice Chair, Mercy Board of Research and previously has been a member of Mercy’s IRB. Dr. Broyles holds a profound dedication to advancing the health of patients and communities via the use of creative and ingenious applications of novel solutions, and helping to cultivate the next generation of healthcare innovation leaders. Dr. Broyles has a diverse and experienced background with deep expertise in value-based care. He has previously held a seat on the St. Louis Physicians Alliance ACO Board of Managers and concurrently chaired their technology committee during their initial 3 years of successful activities. At Mercy, he currently is assigned as an informatics facilitator and innovator for MTS and Mercy’s expansive value- based population health portfolio which includes one of the largest ACOs in the nation. In addition, he co-founded Where4.Care – a chatbot based mobile application utilizing natural language processing with the aim of reducing unnecessary ER utilization. Prior to his current role with Mercy, Dr. Broyles served as the Chief Medical Information Officer for St. Anthony’s Medical Center and physician organization, a 700+ bed hospital with 150+ integrated providers. His additional leadership experience includes serving as president of the St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians in 2012 and appointments to a wide swath of hospital and health system committees.

Skillsets: Customer discovery, Partnerships, Design

Industries: Agnostic, Health, IT, Bio