Kevin Sexton, MD
Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Kevin W. Sexton, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He serves as Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship at UAMS and co-directs the Division of Healthcare Analytics in the Institute for Digital Health and Innovation. Dr. Sexton’s clinical focus is emergency and elective general surgery and his administrative focus is on developing technologies for market including algorithm and application creation.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Rapid Implementation of an Interprofessional 1-800-COVID-19 Hotline Call Center to Support a Public Health Crisis
In response to the first positive case of COVID-19 in the state, an academic health center, instituted a 1-800 COVID-19 Hotline. The hotline provided rapid access to a health screening algorithm via a telehealth platform to assist the statewide community in understanding when they should access the health care system to seek testing or care for COVID-19 symptoms and where they could access these resources. Faculty and staff from the Office of Clinical Informatics and Internal Medicine (Division of Infectious Disease), Institute for Digital Health and Innovation, Information Technology, and…