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Past Seminars

Want to see what we have covered in previous seminars? Browse through the tabs to see the issues discussed since the beginning of the program.

2013 Seminar

Process Improvement: Organizational and Technological Innovation

November 15, 2013

Keynote Speaker

  • "Achieving Transformational Improvement in Health Care Organizations," - Anita Tucker, Ph.D., Harvard Business School

Featured Speakers

  • "The Value in Speaking Up: How Professional and Organizational Identification Can (Mis)Align How Managers and Employees Evaluate Suggestions for Improvement," - Ethan Burris, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • "Fighting Fragmentation in Healthcare Delivery Systems through Better Coordination and Integration,"  - Douglas Morrice, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business

Panels

Challenges of Implementing and Diffusing Process Improvement in a Health Care Environment 

  • Ron Brannan, CIO, Austin Diagnostic Clinic
  • Ryan Leslie, Ph.D., Vice President of Analytics and Health Economics, Seton Healthcare Family
  • Jan Patterson, M.D., Associate Dean for Quality & Lifelong Learning, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Lloyd Provost, M.S., Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Moderator: Kristie Loescher, DBA, McCombs School of Business

Bridging the Gap: Bringing Process Improvement Research to the Front Lines of Practice

  • Edward Anderson, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Jonathan Bard, DSC, Cockrell School of Engineering
  • Todd Olmstead, Ph.D., LBJ School of Public Affairs and Seton Clinical Research Institute
  • Kavita Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., School of Nursing

2012 Seminar

Health Information Technology: The Intersection of Data Analytics and Human Behavior

November 9, 2012

Keynote Speaker

  • Ritu Agarwal, Ph.D., Founder/Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Featured Speaker

  • Holly Lanham, Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Panels

The Intersection of Data Analytics and Human Behavior: Research Perspectives

  • Kavita Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., RN, MSEE, UT School of Nursing
  • Huseyin Tanriverdi, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Andrew Whinston, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Yan Zhang, Ph.D., UT School of Information

Challenges of Health IT: Analytics, Learning, and Human Behavior

  • Ron Brannan, CIO, Austin Diagnostic Clinic
  • Kim Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Texas Regional Extension centers; Founder, Your Doctor Program
  • Gerry Lewis, CIO, Seton Healthcare Family and Regional CIO, Ascension Health Information
  • John Mason, CIO, St. David's HealthCare
  • Moderator: Laura Kilcrease, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, McCombs School of Business

New Voices in HIT Research: Information, Risk, and Operations Management

  • Kui (Andy) Du, doctoral student
  • Shannon Provost, doctoral student
  • Dongyang (Ester) Wang, doctoral student

2011 Seminar

Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Health Care

November 18, 2011

Keynote Speakers

  • Thomas D'Aunno, Ph.D., Executive Vice Dean and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University 
  • Robert Kramer, M.D., CEO and Founding Partner, DecisionHealth Consultants, and Michael Patton, M.D., Founder and President, Texas Medical Accelerator

Panels

The Need for Creativity in Health Care

  • David Laird, President & CEO, Heart Hospital of Austin
  • Timothy George, M.D., Chief of Service, Pediatric Neurosurgery of Central Texas
  • Bryan Grundhoefer, President/COO, WellMed Medical Management
  • Michael Stearns, M.D., President, e-MDs
  • Moderator: Holly J. Lanham, Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Field Research: Issues and Opportunities for Business and Academics

  • Ethan Burris, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Ron Brannan, CIO, Austin Diagnostic Clinic
  • Michael Parchman, M.D., MPH, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
  • Douglas Morrice, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Moderator: Luci Leykum, M.D., MBA, Assoc. Dean for Clinical Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

2010 Seminar

Applying Industrial Engineering Tools in Healthcare: Examples from MD Anderson Cancer Center

November 3, 2010

Speakers

  • Victoria Jordan, Ph.D., MBA, M.S., Director of Quality Engineering and Clinical Operations Informatics, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Larry Vines, MAPS, MBA, Sr. Industrial Engineer, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Meeting Clusters:

  • Information, Risk, and Operations Management faculty
  • Information, Risk, and Operations Management doctoral students

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