Healthcare Systems Process Improvement 2015
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The Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2015 is your source for the latest in operational and quality improvement tools, methods and concepts such as lean, Six Sigma, productivity, benchmarking, simulation and project management.

The conference program will include pre-conference workshops; educational sessions; ample networking events and opportunities; exhibitors with products and services to help you meet your quality, process and project goals; poster sessions; and presentations by student paper competition winners.

You will leave this conference rejuvenated and filled with fresh ideas you can put to use immediately. Take the best and re-energize your career with new ways to address your most challenging issues. The conference program is sure to provide you with countless ideas and solutions that translate into improved efficiency, productivity, quality and competitiveness for your organization.

Submit an abstract for Poster Presentation! You can now submit your Poster Presentation abstract - Submission deadline is Nov. 14.

The Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference provides you with an excellent opportunity to present the results of your work to a wide, interested and experienced audience. We encourage you to submit abstracts of your work for presentation as posters.

This year’s poster session will be a bit divergent from year’s past. Posters will be submitted and approved as usual, however, at the conference all poster presenters will be given the opportunity to speak to their work during intersession periods/receptions. The posters will be divided between two different tracks: Applied and Research projects. After these facilitated sessions, judges and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with posters of interest to them. Judges will gather and discuss the projects accordingly and at the end of the proceedings, award a 1st and 2nd place award to each track.

Note: Participation in the presentation portion of the poster track is voluntary. That is, an author may elect to submit a poster, but is not required to make a presentation.

Meet the 2015 HSPI Conference Committee

Sessions will be presented in the following topics: 

Process Improvement: Track will include presentations on application and education related to tools such as lean six sigma and lean to improve healthcare processes, improvement quality outcomes, remove waste, and deliver value to customers. Change Management: Presentations in this track will focus on identifying, advancing and synthesizing knowledge about organizational change for successful implementation, adaptation and sustainability of process improvements in healthcare.

Leadership and Change Management: Given the unprecedented challenges and change facing the healthcare industry, it is not enough to just apply the tools and methods. The role of leaders at all levels, and our ability to influence and lead change becomes more critical. This track focuses on the importance of leadership and change management and the role of management engineering professionals in defining, influencing and executing corporate organizational transformation or formulating unique and innovative value propositions for organizations.

Operations Research: Presentations in this track will focus on optimization of patient flow through the care delivery system by reducing patient wait time, optimizing staff, making better capacity planning decisions, scheduling, designing better facilities etc. using advanced analytics tools and methods such as forecasting, mathematical programming, system dynamics, simulation or other operation research tools.

Quality and Safety: Presentations will focus on interventions that improve quality and safety in healthcare through translating evidence into practice.

Research: This track will primarily focus on presentations from academia on use of existing or newly developed industrial engineering tools and methods and their applications in health and healthcare.

Human Factors: The track will focus on the applications of human factor engineering and ergonomics in development of equipment, information technology or understanding of the clinical staff psychology for patient safety and improved care delivery.

Potpourri: Broad category that could include any other topic that hasn't been captured like supply chain, human factor engineering, cost reduction, big data analytics, cost reduction, EMER/EHR workflow etc.

Expert Panel Discussions: Panel discussions moderated by a facilitator with subject matter experts discussing a wide variety of healthcare systems engineering topics ranging from role of management engineering teams or preparing the next generation healthcare systems engineers or ACOs. The moderator will facilitate the discussion on a certain topic between a panel of subject matter experts or practitioners or academicians.

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