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Stuart Staggs

Stuart Staggs, BSIE 2000, was recently selected as the recipient of the President’s Eagle Award of Excellence for his work at McKesson Specialty Health, The US Oncology Network.

This award recognizes an individual in the organization who has gone above and beyond to promote growth and realize remarkable results for their business and customers.

Stuart led a dynamic team scaling six work streams and ~380 employees to flawlessly execute the ICD-10 code set across The US Oncology Network. The ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). It contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases.

The code set allows more than 14,400 different codes and permits the tracking of many new diagnoses. The codes can be expanded to over 16,000 codes by using optional sub-classifications.

Despite expert prediction of a 20-50% impact to productivity and delays in cash flow, McKesson reported they were able to get practices back to normal operations within 90 days of the mandated conversion. 94% of Network physicians and APPs were successfully trained on ICD-10 and Electronic Health Record documentation and 98% of non-provider staff were trained on the ICD-10 changes.

McKesson reported, in the transition Stuart was mindful of practice concerns and market tension, and his dedication to never wavering from what’s right, led to a smooth October 1 transition.

Stuart is employed with McKesson Corporation as Director – Strategic Programs. He earned his BSIE from the University of Arkansas and his MSIE from Georgia Institute of Technology. He was inducted into the Academy of Industrial Engineering in 2015. He and his family reside in The Woodlands, Texas.