Tue, Jan 18, 2011 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM
Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: John Fontanesi, PhD., Director, Ctr for Mgmt Science in Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Abstract: Health care delivery in the U.S. is wasteful, fragmented, difficult for patients to navigate and too often lethal. Application of modern management techniques have failed to improve Emergency Room overcrowding or ambulance diversion, Operating Room under-utilization or staff overtime, reduce âno-showâ rates or improve access in ambulatory care. A fundamental reason is the failure to establish either a descriptive or explanatory theory of health care quality. This presentation will offer a framework for developing a quantitative model of health care delivery from the perspectives of individual patients, provider, health care organizations and society as a whole generating extensive form sub-game Bayesian Nash Equilibrium.
Biography: Dr. Fontanesi is a professor in the School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego with joint appointments to the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He is a member of a number of national committees committees including a core member of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee for the Federal government
Dr. Fontanesi is the Principle Investigator for a number of studies examining the operational conditions and organizational structures that facilitate or constrain organizational effectiveness in providing quality care. Recent studies include work flow analysis and simulation in emergency department re-design, optimized scheduling in ambulatory specialty care clinics, the logistical and fiscal requirements of alternative delivery sites for influenza vaccinations, improving patient compliance through work re-design and restructuring the role and relationships between the Vaccines for Children field staff and Providers. Recent publications range form the cost and efficiencies of mass vaccination clinics, discrete event simulation of ambulatory clinics, modeling patient arrival times and the role of measurement in improving quality of care in ambulatory care clinics.
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Georgia Lum