Healthcare for the 21st Century: Using Analytics to improve the design and operation of healthcare systems
12:30pm - 2:30pm
IDO/CHi2 Research Seminar
12:30 Buffet Lunch
13:15 - 14.30 Talk
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Providing effective, affordable, and accessible healthcare is a key challenge of the 21st century. Healthcare costs have been steadily increasing but resources for providing healthcare are limited. At the same time, emerging new technologies and massive amounts of newly available data are changing the landscape of what is possible in healthcare provision. This talk describes how analytic and computational tools – and, more generally, an analytic way of thinking – can be used to support the design and management of effective and efficient healthcare systems. The Professor has worked with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford which has had significant impact on improving patient care while reducing costs. This talk will cover projects in areas relating to hospital operations (operating room scheduling, capacity planning, supply management) and patient care (inpatient monitoring, triage, patient decision making). The talk will concluded with thoughts on challenges and opportunities for applying analytics to improve healthcare now and in the future.
Margaret Brandeau is Coleman F. Fung Professor of Engineering and Professor of Medicine (by Courtesy) at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the development of applied mathematical and economic models to support health policy decisions. She is Director of the Stanford Center for Healthcare Systems Analytics, a center that aims to apply computational and mathematical tools to improve the delivery of health care services, both now and in the future. Additionally, her recent research has examined programs for the control of infectious diseases, programs to control drug abuse, and public health preparedness programs. Professor Brandeau has published widely and has received numerous research and teaching awards. She is a Fellow of INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science) and a member of the Omega Rho Honor Society for Operations Research and Management Science. From INFORMS, she has received the Philip McCord Morse Lectureship Award, the President’s Award (for contributions to the welfare of society), the Pierskalla Prize (for research excellence in healthcare management science), and the Award for the Advancement of Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Professor Brandeau earned a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Operations Research from MIT, and a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford.