Baylor Scott & White
Neil S. Fleming, PhD, is currently Vice President of Quantitative Sciences in the Center for Clinical Effectiveness in the Office of the Chief Quality Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, Texas. He was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the STEEEP' Global Institute (SGI), which is the Baylor Scott & White (North region) health care quality consulting practice that began in 2011 for the purpose of working with health care organizations to implement BSWH quality and patient safety best practices. Prior that position, Dr. Fleming spent seven years as Vice-President for Health Care Research for the Baylor Health Care System and was the Director of the Center for Health Care Research in the Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement. In that role, Dr. Fleming managed statistical, data management, health services research, and medical writing resources. He also conducted evaluations of the many Baylor quality interventions by examining both clinical and financial outcomes by directing the linkage of enterprise wide data sets. This included the assessment of health information technology as an Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) federally-funded principal investigator, as well as being a co-investigator on projects related to quality, patient safety, and clinical decision support. He continues to serve as a principal investigator on an AHRQ-funded grant to examine the costs of patient centered medical homes, as well as co-investigator on the implementation of a "bundled" intervention to improve delirium-related care. Dr. Fleming's authored and co-authored articles have appeared in journals such as Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Medical Care, The International Journal for Quality in Health Care, and the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Dr. Fleming was associate-editor with Dr. David Ballard on the recently published book (2013): Achieving STEEEP Health Care that details the Baylor Health Care System's rigorous approach to quality.
Prior to joining the BHCS in 2004, Dr. Fleming spent over 20 years as a consultant across various industries in addition to health care, including utilities and telecommunications sectors. He was also a statistician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland where he analyzed national health and health care surveys. He was also a medical consultant at EDS Corporation on the Texas Medicaid Program, which brought him to Dallas over 30 years ago to conduct cost and utilization studies as well as time-series actuarial forecasting of claims data. Dr. Fleming received his BS in Mathematics from Bucknell University and his PhD in Health Services Research (Medical Sociology) from Vanderbilt University.