health systems optimization workshop

12-13 September 2014

Chicago, IL

Center for Engineering and Health

Northwestern University


Plenary & Technical Tracks



Technical Sessions: (9:00-10:30am)

  1. 1)Optimal Planning in Healthcare Under Uncertainty (T11)

  2. 2)Applied Healthcare Management (T12)

Technical Sessions: (10:45-12:15pm)

  1. 3)Patient Centered Medical Home (T10)

  2. 4)HIV Modeling (T3)

Lunch (12:15-1:15pm)

Welcome Address (1:15-1:30pm)

Plenary: (1:30-2:30pm)

Operations Research and Health Care

Sheldon H. Jacobson, PhD

Director, Sim. & Opt. Lab.

Department of Computer Science

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Technical Sessions: (2:45-4:15pm)

  1. 5)Innovative Mechanisms for Operating Room & Patient Readmission Management (T9)

  2. 6)Applied Healthcare Management (T6)

  3. 7)Data-Driven Decision Making (T8)

Plenary: (4:30-5:30pm)

Optimizing and Transforming the Healthcare System

Eva Lee, PhD

Director, Center for Operations Research in Medicine & HealthCare

Co-Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Health Organization Transformation

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Poster Session, Reception: (5:45-7:00pm)


Brunch (8:00-8:30am)

Technical Sessions: (8:30-10:00am)

  1. 8)Chronic Disease Management (T1)

  2. 9)Patient Flow in Emergency and Inpatient Care Settings (T2)

  3. 10) Patient Scheduling and Healthcare Operations (T7)

Plenary: (10:15-11:15am)

Systems Engineering in the University of Texas Health System

A Multi-Disciplinary, Integrated Model for Improvement

Victoria Jordan, PhD, MBA, MS

Executive Director, Strategic Management & Systems Engineering

Office of Performance Improvement    

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Panel Discussion: (11:30-12:30pm)

Potential Value of Integrated Medical Database (T4)

Satyender Goel, PhD

Lunch (12:30-1:30pm)

Plenary: (1:30-2:30pm)

Health Systems Engineering: Lessons from Integration of Systems

Engineering within the Veterans Health Administration

Heather Woodward-Hagg, PhD

Director, National Veterans Engineering Resource Center

Director, VA Center for Applied Systems Engineering

Technical Sessions: (2:45-4:15pm)

  1. 11) Operations Research Applications in Scheduling, Learning, Diagnosis, & Managing (T5)

  2. 12) Patient Centered Modeling (T13)

Plenary: (4:30-5:30pm)

Multi-Armed Bandits in Healthcare:

Adaptive designs, matching,  and admission control 

Michael N. Katehakis, PhD

Management Science and Information Systems Department

Rutgers University

Complete Program

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