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Previous Symposia

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2013 Symposium

Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Focus on Social Issues

April 11th - 12th, 2013

Keynote Speakers

  • Amy Edmondson, Ph.D., Harvard Business School: "Teaming to Innovate"
  • Mary Velasquez, Ph.D., UT School of Social Work: "Healthcare Delivery and Social Issues: Innovations in Behavioral Health"
  • Stephen Shortell, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, Dean, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley: "Innovations in Health Care Delivery: Promise and Performance"
  • William Powers, J.D., President, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Charles Barnett, FACHE, Executive Chairman of the Board, Seton Healthcare Family

Panels

Discuss, React, and Explore the Edges of Teaming

Moderator: Edward Anderson, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Diane Bailey, Ph.D., School of Information
  • Amy Edmondson, Ph.D., Harvard Business School
  • Kyle Lewis, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Violina Rindova, Ph.D., J.D., McCombs School of Business

Leveraging Emerging Opportunities at the Intersection of Research and Practice

Moderator: Leslie Carruth, MBA, UT System Office of Health Affairs

  • Buffy Allen, RN, MSN, Clinical Education Center Simulation Director, University Medical Center Brackenridge
  • Urton Anderson, Ph.D., Clark W. Thompson, Jr. Professor in Accounting Education, Department of Accounting, McCombs School of Business
  • Luci Leykum, M.D., MBA, Assoc. Dean for Clinical Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Doug Morrice, Ph.D., Bobbie and Coulter R. Sublett Centennial Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
  • Huseyin Tanriverdi, Ph.D., Joseph Paschal Dreibelbis Fellow in Business, Assoc. Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business

Understanding Health Care Reform: Preparation for Business Leaders

Hosted by the MBA Healthcare Association

  • Tim P. Adams, Sr. Vice President/Central Region, Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • David Chao, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, The Advisory Board
  • Selvadas Govind, MPA, CPA, CIA, CGMA, CRMA, CICA, Sr. Manager, Weaver LLC
  • Donald Hackett, Chief Executive Officer, DailyRx
  • Kristie Loescher, DBA, MHA, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Management, McCombs School of Business

Event Statistics

  • Papers Presented: 30
  • Attendees: 207
  • Participating Schools and Colleges
    • Austin Regional Clinic
    • Boston College, Carroll School of Management
    • Cockrell School of Engineering
    • College of Communication
    • College of Education
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Natural Sciences
    • College of Pharmacy
    • Hospice Austin
    • IC2 Institute
    • Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
    • Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis
    • McCombs School of Business
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Office of Dean of Students Research Institute
    • Refugee Services of Texas
    • School of Information
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health (Houston)
    • School of Social Work
    • Seton Healthcare Family
    • South Texas Veterans Health Care System
    • Texas A&M Health Sciences Center
    • University Health Services
    • University of Houston, Department of Industrial Engineering
    • UT Health Science Center at Houston
    • UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • UT Health Science Center at Tyler
    • UT Medical Branch Galveston

2012 Symposium

Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Doing More with Less

April 26th - 27th, 2012

Keynote Speakers

  • Thomas W. Gilligan, Ph.D., Dean, McCombs School of Business
  • Deepak Pillai, M.D., Medical Event Reporting, GE Healthcare Performance Solutions: "The Role of Technology in the Quest to Reduce Costs While Maintaining Quality and Improving Patient Safety"
  • Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs: "Health Policy in a Changing Environment"
  • Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., RN, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "The Future of Cost, Access, and Quality"
  • Donald Berwick, M.D., Former President & CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement: "Professional Leadership of Health Care Reform"

Panels

A Publication Enterprise

Moderator: Ronald Angel, Ph.D., College of Liberal Arts

  • Bill Sage, M.D., J.D., Vice Provost for Health Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Violina Rindova, Ph.D., J.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Ruth Anderson, Ph.D., RN, Duke University Center for Aging and Human Development
  • Kyriakos Markides, Ph.D., Editor, Journal of Aging and Health, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Managing Uncertainty in the Future Health Care Environment

Hosted by the MBA Healthcare Association

  • Kate Henderson, VP/COO, University Medical Center Brackenridge
  • Cindy Blackwell, VP, Managed Care, St. David's HealthCare
  • Ben Gawiser, VP, Services, The Advisory Board Company
  • Tom Knight, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, St. David's HealthCare
  • Scott Kelley, GM Sales, Services and Solutions, GE Healthcare

Event Statistics

  • Papers Presented: 32
  • Attendees: 180
  • Participating Schools, Colleges, and other Institutions
    • Cockrell School of Engineering
    • College of Communication
    • College of Education
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Natural Sciences
    • College of Pharmacy
    • Decision Critical, Inc.
    • George Washington University
    • LBJ School of Public Affairs
    • McCombs School of Business
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • MIT, Sloan School of Management
    • Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
    • School of Information
    • School of Law
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health (Houston)
    • School of Social Work
    • South Texas Veterans Health Care System
    • St. Edward's University
    • Texas Tech University
    • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    • University of Illinois, College of Law
    • University of New Mexico
    • UT Center for Students in Recovery
    • UT Division of Student Affairs
    • UT Health Science Center at Houston
    • UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • UT Health Science Center at Tyler
    • UT Medical Branch Galveston
    • UT Medical School Houston
    • UT Southwestern Medical School
    • Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau

2011 Symposium

Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Improving Systems for Improving Health and Health Behaviors

April 21st - 22nd, 2011

Keynote Speakers

  • Donde Ashmos Plowman, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska: "Leading Change When You Don't Know What the Change Is"
  • Jody Hoffer Gittell, Ph.D., Heller School of Policy and Management, Brandeis University:
  • Kenneth Shine, M.D., Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, UT System
  • Donald Goldmann, M.D., Sr. Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement: "Improvement Science: Developing Evidence for What Works in the Real World"
  • Lloyd Provost, M.S., President, Associates in Process Improvement

Panels

Enabling Innovation: Expanding Opportunities and Removing Roadblocks

Moderator: Violina Rindova, Ph.D., J.D., McCombs School of Business

  • Ethan Burris, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Kyle Lewis, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business
  • Luci Leykum, M.D., MBA, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Luis Martins, Ph.D., McCombs School of Business

Health Care Innovation in Austin

Hosted by the MBA Healthcare Association

  • Vinit Asar, EVP and Chief Growth Officer, Hanger Orthopedic Group
  • Sarah Churchill, General Counsel, Lone Star Circle of Care
  • Jamie Coffin, Ph.D., Worldwide VP and GM, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Bill Rice, M.D., SVP of Clinical Innovation, St. David's HealthCare
  • Michael Stearns, M.D., CPC, President and CEO, e-MDs

Organized Systems of Care

Moderator: Leslie Carruth, MBA, UT System Office of Health Affairs

  • Greg Hartman, President/CEO, University Medical Center Brackenridge
  • George B. Hernandez, Jr., J.D., President/CEO, University Health System in San Antonio
  • Michael Williams, M.D., MBA, CEO, Hill Country Memorial Health System

Event Statistics

  • Papers Presented: 23
  • Attendees: 174
  • Participating Schools, Colleges, and other Institutions
    • Cockrell School of Engineering
    • College of Communication
    • College of Education
    • College of Natural Sciences
    • McCombs School of Business
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Northwestern University, School of Law
    • School of Information
    • School of Law
    • School of Nursing
    • South Texas Veteran Health Care System
    • Texas State University, School of Health Administration
    • UT Health Science Center at Houston
    • UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • UT Health Science Center at Tyler
    • UT Medical School Houston

2010 Symposium

Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Maintaining Quality and Reducing Costs through Management and Information Technology

April 29th - 30th, 2010

Keynote Speakers

  • James B. Thomas, Ph.D., Dean, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University
  • Edward H. Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Bioinformatics, School of Health Information Sciences, UT Health Science Center at Houston.
  • Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., Chancellor, University of Texas System
  • David Lansky, Ph.D., President and CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health

Panels

The Elephant in the Room: Barriers to Innovation in Health Care

  • Ruth Anderson, Ph.D., RN, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
  • Thomas Archipley II, President and CEO, Centurion Medical Products
  • Norman Chenven, M.D., Founder and CEO, Austin Regional Clinic
  • Carol McCall, Chief Innovation Officer, Tenzing Health
  • Paul Nutting, M.D., Director of Research, Center for Research Strategies, University of Colorado Health Science Center
  • Donde Ashmos Plowman, Ph.D., Department Head, Department of Management, University of Tennessee
  • Violina Rindova, Ph.D., J.D., Professor, McCombs School of Business
  • James M.O. Rubin, M.D., Founder and CEO, Tenzing Health

Health Information Technology Across Texas

  • Dean Sittig, Ph.D., School of Health Information Sciences, UT Health Science Center at Houston
  • Jack W. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, School of Health Information Sciences, UT Health Science Center at Houston
  • Stephen Palmer, Director, Office of e-Health Coordination, Texas Health and Human Services

The Elephant in the Room: Barriers to Innovation in Health Care

Hosted by the MBA Healthcare Association

  • Norman Chenven, M.D., Founder and CEO, Austin Regional Clinic
  • Thomas Archipley II, President and CEO, Centurion Medical Products
  • Ben Gawiser, VP of Services, Crimson
  • Ron Brannan, CIO, Austin Diagnostic Clinic

Event Statistics

  • Papers Presented: 25
  • Attendees: 160
  • Participating Schools, Colleges, and other Institutions
    • Cockrell School of Engineering
    • College of Communication
    • College of Natural Sciences
    • College of Pharmacy
    • Human Service Technology Innovations
    • Integrated Care Collaboration
    • LBJ School of Public Affairs
    • McCombs School of Business
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • School of Law
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Social Work
    • UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • UT Southwestern Medical School