health systems optimization workshop

12-13 September 2014

Chicago, IL

Center for Engineering and Health

Northwestern University


The Affordable Care Act is transforming the dynamics of healthcare delivery in the United States and the ripple effects of this change will be felt worldwide. The health systems optimization community is ideally positioned to provide technical expertise to lead this change.  Concurrently, the richness and complexity of many health system challenges have the potential to advance the field of mathematical modeling and optimization. Sponsored by National Science Foundation, this workshop is very timely as healthcare in the United States is undergoing a major change with pressure to reduce cost and improve patient safety and healthcare delivery.

Data, Models, Decisions

Following the success of the 2013 INFORMS Healthcare Conference, this workshop is intended to accelerate the exchange of research ideas in a cross-disciplinary setting.  The focus will be on policies, operations, and delivery of care. Attendees are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations.  The expected clinical practitioners can earn up to eight hours of credit for Continuing Medical Education*#.

See you in Chicago,

Sanjay Mehrotra & Omid Nohadani

Workshop Co-Chairs

Sponsored by:

* Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


# Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.