Healthcare Systems Process Improvement 2015
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The following presentations serve as previews for the 2014 conference in Orlando. The topics discussed in these presentations will be rooted in the many sessions and discussions that will take place at the annual SHS event. Click on the links below as they are made available to view the slides and recording or to register for an upcoming webinar.

Best Practices in Management Engineering

Presented by HSPI Conference 2014/Society for Health Systems
Jan. 28 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Jean Ann Larson, president and principal consultant at J. A. Larson & Associates, and Mike Stoecklein, health administrator, network director, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value.

This two-part presentation will provide an overview of two Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference presentations. The first part is an overview of a panel discussion about the latest edition of the book Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care. The panel discussion will feature those who contributed chapters to the book – all experienced practitioners who have witnessed the evolution of IE practices in health systems. The second part is about management transformation. All organizations are "hairballs" – cumbersome, bureaucratic, fraught with waste and inefficiency, impeding creativity and innovation. It doesn't have to stay that way. The knowledge about how to orbit the hairball is available to anyone who wishes to learn, but orbiting the hairball will not be sufficient. Transformation of management is required, and we have access to that knowledge as well.

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Success Stories from the Mayo Clinic and Wake Forest Baptist Health

Nov. 12

Presenters: Thomas Roh, master health services analyst, Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic; Lauren Cooper, performance improvement advisor, Wake Forest Baptist Health; and Tarun Mohan Lal, healthcare professional specializing in healthcare delivery science.

In this preview of the 2014 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, Thomas Roh and Tarun Mohan Lal explore "Discrete Event Simulation for Process Redesign/Re-engineering in Healthcare" while Lauren Cooper discusses "Delivering on the Patient Promise – reducing hospital LOS."

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