Workshop to address innovations in health care delivery slated for Feb. 5

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (CIHDS) at Penn State will host its eighth annual workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Founder’s Room of the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

This year’s workshop, titled "Precision Medicine and Precision Health: Speeding Innovations in Healthcare Delivery," brings together experts from industry and academia to focus on the linkages between precision medicine and precision health, with a particular interest in how health care delivery can become more efficient as the driver of innovation.

"The goal of this meeting is to lay the groundwork for developing a research agenda and collaborative teams of faculty and students interested in this area," said Harriet Nembhard, director of CIHDS and professor of industrial engineering. "We have an opportunity to help set the strategic direction and define important aspects of precision health."

Workshop panelists include: James Broach, director, Penn State Hershey Institute for Personalized Medicine and chair, biochemistry and molecular biology, Penn State; Harleah Buck, assistant professor of nursing, Penn State; Chris DeFlitch, vice chair, clinical operations and chief medical information officer, Penn State Hershey Emergency Medicine; Nembhard; and Marc Williams, director, Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute.

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, Nursing, 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.

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Last Updated January 08, 2016