Workshop to address opportunities for improving health care delivery systems

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (CIHDS) at Penn State will hold its seventh annual workshop March 28 in the Leonhard Building on the University Park campus.

The workshop is designed to bring together experts from industry and academia to discuss challenges and opportunities in improving health care delivery systems. The event will showcase health care delivery research and will cover topics including provider scheduling, process flow in complex clinical environments, health analytics optimization for health prevention, systems thinking in health care and benchmarking emergency department performance.

“This year’s workshop will showcase health care delivery research with presentations by colleagues at the University of Michigan and North Carolina State University,” said Harriet Black Nembhard, CIHDS director, professor of industrial engineering and interim department head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. “The breakout sessions we have planned will explore key drivers that are important to developing a stronger community and best practices as we move forward.”

Registration information and additional details can be found on the CIHDS website.

The CIHDS is a joint initiative of Penn State’s colleges of Engineering, Medicine, Information Sciences and Technology, and Health and Human Development, along with the Office of the Vice President for Research. The center strives to capitalize on the network of Penn State resources in order to promote a holistic approach to understanding, analyzing and solving the current issues of access and quality in health care.

More information on the CIHDS can be found on the center’s website.

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Last Updated March 09, 2015