Wednesday, October 17, 2012: 1:30 PM-5:45 PM
Phoenix Convention Center

1:30 PM
Steven M. Shechter, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Cluster Information


INFORMS/SMDM Applications Joint Cluster


Elisa Long,Assistant Professor, Yale School of Management, New Haven CT 06520, United States of America,


Steven Shechter,Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2, Canada,

Wednesday Oct 17, 13:30 - 15:00 : Implementing OR/IE/MDM in Practice


Sheldon Jacobson,Professor, University of Illinois, 201 N. Goodwin Avenue (MC258), Urbana IL 61801, United States of America,


Dominick Frosch,

Wednesday Oct 17, 13:30 - 15:00 : Operations Research for Public Health


Margaret Brandeau,Stanford University, Huang Engineering Center, Stanford CA 94305, United States of America,

James Stahl,

Wednesday Oct 17, 15:20 - 16:50 : Decision Analytic and Patient-Centered Modeling in Medicine


Jagpreet Chhatwal,Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto St, Pittsburgh PA, United States of America,

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert,Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 117 Encina Commons, Room 217, Stanford CA 94305-6019, United States of America,

Wednesday Oct 17, 15:20 - 16:50 : Healthcare Operations Management


Pinar Keskinocak,Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial and Systems Eng., 765 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA 30332, United States of America,

Joel Tsevat, 

Wednesday, October 17, 5:00pm-5:50pm - Plenary



E Block - Plenary Symposium
What Pilots and the Airline Industry Can Teach Clinicians and Hospitals About Patient Safety

The airline industry has made tremendous advanced in the safety of aviation over the past 30 years, and has successfully ingrained a culture of safety into operations. As reported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the formation of the Commercial Aviation Safety Team in the mid 1990’s has reduced several types of airline fatalities to near zero. Unfortunately, after the landmark To Err Is Human report by the Institute of Medicine noted huge numbers of patients are harmed and die as a result of errors, no similar improvement has been witnessed in health care patient safety. This panel will explore how the successes of safety improvement in aviation can be translated into health care.

Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP, Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management and the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh; Arnold Barnett, PhD, is the George Eastman Professor of Management Science and a Professor of Statistics at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Brent James, MD, MStat, Chief Quality Officer, and Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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