UAMS Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer
Fred Prior, PhD, is the inaugural chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at UAMS. Dr. Prior served as the Electronic Radiology Laboratory director in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is also director of the Center for High Performance Computing, which he created and supported with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as associate director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and a research professor of radiology.
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 also serves as Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship at UAMS and co-directs the Division of Healthcare Analytics in the UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation. Dr. Sexton’s clinical focus is general surgery and his administrative focus is on developing technologies for market. He spends 80% of his time on evaluating healthcare technologies for implementation, co-development opportunities, and novel market potential for UAMS. Dr. Sexton has received research honors from the Association of Academic Surgery, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Association of Veteran Administration Surgeons, and has a history of extramural funding from the Department of Defense, Venturewell, and other organizations. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Sexton helped create the technology for CredenceHealth Inc which was sold to ACS (a Xerox Company) and is now being marketed as Midas + Live. Following this endeavor, he founded Medvisory, a private healthcare consulting company focused on algorithm and application creation.