Jim Wooten (NACC Philly Board Member) brings Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to the Population Health Colloquium
NACC Philadelphia Board Member James “Jim” Wooten recently attended the Population Health Colloquium held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel from March 23 – 25, 2015. Major themes at the conference were Population Health Analytics, Moving from Fee-For-Service to Value-based Healthcare, Engaging Consumers and Other Stakeholders, and Innovative Population Health Strategies. The conference was attended by over 700 in-person attendees with an additional 100+ participating through a webcast of the proceedings.
His company, IntelliMap Consulting, was an exhibitor at the conference which provided Jim an opportunity to showcase the services his company provides. Specifically, IntelliMap Consulting provides state-of-the-art services utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Clients that have strategic planning or business development projects requiring geospatial analysis can benefit from these services. Examples of projects would include customer origin and market share, population health analysis, service area and drive-time analysis, competitor analysis, geo-demographics, geocoding, and suitability and site-selection analyses.
Jim has an MBA from LaSalle University, an MPH from Drexel University where his academic and research work focused on the relationship between place and health, and a certificate in GIS from Penn State University. GIS technology is widely used in many industries and in 2010 Jim founded IntelliMap Consulting LLC as he felt there was a market for these services in the healthcare industry. Having completed several engagements for the Crozer Keystone Health System, Jim sought other markets for his company’s services. He joined NACC Philly in 2014 as a member and in 2015 was voted onto the board. When asked specifically about his interest in NACC Philly and Norway, Jim replied: “Joining NACC Philly provided an opportunity to get in at the beginning of a small but energetic chamber of commerce and be able to help it grow based on some of the business contacts I’ve made in the Delaware Valley. Using local knowledge, I can assist Norwegian companies expand or relocate to the Philadelphia area.” This in turn could lead to contacts with executives from Norwegian firms who can utilize his services both here and in Norway. He added that “Norway is a good market for my services as Norway is receptive to advanced technologies and innovative approaches to achieving business goals.”