'Science of better' convenes operations researchers in Denver

tor of the Homeland Security Center at USC, is available for interview about the innovations that operations researchers bring to assessing the risks of terrorist attacks and to simulating their consequences. The professor heads a team that examines the threat of weapons of mass destruction and dirty bombs. Other teams at the Center examine the threat of surface-to-air missile attacks on airplanes and attacks on the electricity system. Prof. Von Winterfeldt will be available for interview on Monday, Oct. 25, 9:30 AM, Plaza Building-Directors Row E. Improving Our Health Care System

  • No Choice: Health Care Delivery Must be Improved. William Pierskalla, Professor Emeritus, UCLA. Our health care system faces fundamental change over the next 10 years. The bad news is that quality gaps are everywhere, costs are increasing at double-digit rates, waste is extensive, delivery systems are outmoded, access is restricted, and many developed countries have better health care systems' performances at lower costs. The good news is that operations researchers skilled at analyzing these weaknesses are offering new approaches to the seemingly intractable problems. Expert William Pierskalla sheds light on this important new work being done in health care operations, policy, and economics, as well as clinical practice. Sunday, October 24, 11:40 AM 12:30 PM, Plaza Building-Ballroom A

  • IT's Increasing Impact on Health Care: Kevin Leonard, University of Toronto, Dean Sittig, Director, Applied Research in Med Informatics, Kaiser Permanente. There is a revolution taking place in health care that many people believe is long overdue. This revolution applies Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to solving health care delivery system issues. Citing lessons that American health care can learn from Canadian experience, the authors show that increased ICT capabilities, availability, and use leads directly to improved clinical quality, safety, and effective inpatie

  • Contact: Barry List
    Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

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