Presented by Society for Health SystemsDec. 12 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Pierce Story, co-founder and director of concept development for Capacity Strategies Inc.
This webinar will review exciting new community care models that have been successful in reducing unnecessary readmission rates and ED visits, improving patient compliance and satisfaction, and impacting the total cost of care and clinical outcomes, at little or no expense. Supporting infrastructure will be shown, and the role of ME/IEs as important elements in these new business models will be discussed.
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Presented by AEC 2014/GOErgo - OPEN TO ALLJan. 9 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters: Laura Lapidus, Risk Control Consulting Director, CNA and Josh Kerst, Vice President and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech
In this preview of the 2014 Applied Ergonomics Conference & Expo, Laura Lapidus explores "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of (ADAAA) in the Workplace: Where Does Ergonomics Fit In?" while Josh Kerst covers "The Ten Commandments of Ergonomic Design."
Presented by SEMSJan. 14 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Tom Chandler, founder and managing partner, ChandlerGlobal
Business, engineering and technology communities have in common the need for good judgment, innovation and creative problem solving.
We often become enamored with sexy technologies and these are definitely important. But, do we have metrics for helping diverse stakeholders collaborate more effectively? Are we correctly directing education/coaching and measuring improvements for individuals and teams? Are we engaging all of our people with well functioning interdependent, interdisciplinary teams?
Presented by Society for Health SystemsJan. 16 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Hoshana Hahn-Goldberg, post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Innovation in Complex CareChronic dialysis patients require not only ambulatory, but also emergent and inpatient care, which is considered to be unpredictable. The aims of this study were to characterize and quantify the main predictors of inpatient use of chronic dialysis patients, validate the predictors using mathematical modeling, and test scenarios representing opportunities for reducing inpatient utilization.
Vendor Managed Inventory – How to do it right, as a “win-win” for supplier and customerPresented by Logistics and Supply Chain DivisionJan. 21 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Tom Knight, founder of Invistics
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) takes many different forms, at many different companies. When implemented correctly, VMI can be a "win-win" for both supplier and customer. But unfortunately, too often VMI helps only one company, or even worse, adds costs and inventory across the combined supply chain. In this webinar, we will discuss best practices for implementing VMI, focusing on the techniques that will improve overall supply chain performance, benefitting both the supplier and their customer. The webinar will also include case studies that illustrate these best practices from a variety of industries. Attendees will learn how to design and optimize VMI to ensure "win-win" results in their companies.
Maximizing Business Value of Production with Existing AssetsPresented by Process Industries DivisionJan. 23 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Dr. Carlos Wm. Moreno, CEO and founder of Ultramax Corp. (UMC) in Cincinnati, Ohio
Most production/manufacturing operations fall short of utilizing all the capabilities of their assets in terms of achieving metrics important to the business. This webinar presents a practical solution to gain that unrealized value by applying an advanced supervisory control designed to complement existing process control systems. Existing process controls have included various approaches to regulatory control and several with various levels of supervisory control logic.
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.
From Efficiency to Safety: The Role of Human Factors in HealthcarePresented by Society For Health SystemsFeb. 4 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Vicki Lewis, Ph.D., associate director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare at MedStar Health
Process improvement efforts do much to enhance the care provider and patient experience in the healthcare system. This presentation, will discuss the safety science of Human Factors Engineering and her thoughts on why the marriage of human factors engineering with industrial engineering process improvement strategies are our best hope for transformational change in patient safety. Dr. Lewis will demonstrate the potential for taking patient and provider safety to the next level. Practical tips for approaching safety challenges with this lens will be provided.
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Presenter: Peter Budnick, Ph.D., C.P.E., chief executive officer, ErgoWeb®
There's a great deal of talk lately about the dangers of sitting. "Sitting is the new smoking," reads one headline; "Sitting kills," reads another. Is this true? If so, what can we do about it? If not, how do we respond to the growing concerns? In this webinar Peter Budnick will provide an overview of the evidence surrounding potential dangers associated with prolonged sitting. Join this webinar for a reality check on the "sitting kills" debate as well as an exploration of the impact this topic is having on the way we work.
Presented by Process Industries DivisionFeb. 18 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: J. Bennett Foster, senior lean consultant, DuPont Operations – Chestnut Run Plaza, Wilmington, Del.
Dealing effectively with randomness and variability in analyzing process industry operations. As with many industries, randomness is a fact of life in the process industries. However, the level of investment, the continuous nature of operations, and the hazards of many products and ingredients make it particularly important to properly address known variability – and develop robust systems that help us cope with the unexpected. This presentation will survey some approaches to analysis of operations with random events: probability calculations, simulation (discrete and continuous), Monte Carlo methods and stochastic modeling/optimization. It will also discuss when each is appropriate and point out limitations and pitfalls.
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