ORC IAP Seminar
"Analytics in Healthcare"
Date: Monday, January 28th
9:30am - 10:00am - Intro and Continental Breakfast
10:00am - 11:00am - Retsef Levi from MIT
11:00am - 12:00pm - John D'Amore Founder and Partner of Clinfometrics Inc.
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch (please RSVP by 1/24/13)
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Turgay Ayer from Georgia Tech
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Michael Howell and Daniel Talmor from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Student Coordinators: John Kessler, Maokai Lin, Stephen Relyea
Faculty Coordinator: David Simchi-Levi
Speaker: Professor Retsef Levi from MIT
Title: Operations Research & Operations Management Applied to Academic Medical Centers
Abstract: In this talk we will describe an over 6 year collaboration between Mass General Hospital, Boston, one of the largest academic medical centers in the US and the Sloan School of Management, MIT. We shall describe a sample of the projects completed thus far and highlight interesting theoretical research questions. In addition, we will describe an innovative model for collaboration between academia and academic medical centers.
Bio: Retsef Levi is the J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management, Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. He is a member of the Operations Management Group at Sloan and affiliated with the Operations Research Center and the Computational for Design and Optimization Program. Before coming to MIT, he spent a year in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center as the holder of the Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship. He received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) in 2001, and a PhD in Operations Research from Cornell University in 2005. Levi spent more than 11 years in the Israeli Defense Forces as an Officer in the Intelligence Wing. After leaving the Military, Levi joined and emerging new Israeli hi-tech company as a Business Development Consultant.
Levi's current research is focused on the design and the performance analysis of efficient algorithms for fundamental stochastic and deterministic optimization models, arising in the context of supply chains and inventory, revenue management, logistics and healthcare management. These fundamental, multistage stochastic models are typically very hard to solve optimally, both theoretically and in practice. Hence, it is important to develop efficient heuristics that provide provably near-optimal policies for these hard models. Levi has special interest in operational and system risk management.
Levi has received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development award and the 2008 INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers. He received several teaching awards.
Speaker: John D'Amore Founder and Partner of Clinfometrics Inc.
Title: From Analytics to Action - Using EHR Data & Standards to Improve Care
Bio: John D'Amore, MS focuses on improving healthcare operations through clinical and financial analytics. He currently works at Clinfometrics, a company he founded that develops population health tools and predictive analytics. He is a published researcher on medical data interoperability and analytics. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Informatics from the University of Texas, School of Biomedical Informatics and undergraduate degree from Harvard College.
Free catered lunch for attendees who RSVP to John Kessler (jkessler "at" mit.edu) by 1/24/13.
Speaker: Professor Turgay Ayer from Georgia Tech
Title: Risk-Based Breast Cancer Screening Policies
Abstract: Breast cancer is the most common cancer and principal cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Although mammography is the most effective modality for breast cancer screening, it has several potential risks, including high false-positive rates. In the first part of this talk, I will discuss the development of an artificial neural network to estimate breast cancer risk and improve the accuracy of mammography interpretation. In the second part, in contrast to prior research and existing breast cancer screening guidelines which consider population-based screening recommendations, I will focus on the development of a risk-based mammography screening schedule based on personal risk characteristics of women and their prior screening history. Results show that the proposed risk-based screening schedules outperform the existing guidelines with respect to the total expected quality-adjusted life years, while significantly decreasing the number of mammograms and false-positives. Further findings indicate that the mammography screening threshold risk increases with age. I will discuss several structural properties of the model, including the sufficiency conditions that ensure the existence of a control-limit policy.
Bio: Turgay Ayer is an Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his master and PhD degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research interests include medical decision making, healthcare operations management, and health policy analysis. He is the recipient of various awards including the INFORMS Seth Bonder Scholarship, Society of Medical Decision Making Lee Lusted Award, INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR Award, and Radiology Society of North America Best Informatics Session Presentation Award.
Speakers: Doctor Michael Howell and Doctor Daniel Talmor from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Title: Bored to Death: Quality and Safety Failures in the ICU, and How a Cloud EMR May Help
Abstract: This talk will focus on the intersection between the environment in the ICU, human factors related to quality and safety failures in this high-stakes environment, outcomes from a decade of quality and safety work in the BIDMC ICUs (and the relationship of these to throughput and census), and how this relates to Dr. Talmor’s new $16M grant for a cloud EMR in critical care.
Bio: Michael Howell, MD MPH, is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, and the Director of Critical Care Quality, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a nationally recognized operational expert in ICU quality and safety whose research focuses on improving value in healthcare by creating knowledge that helps us understand the exact level of resources that patients and families need right now, and by testing systems of care that provide these resources in a highly reliable, reproducible, and generalizable way. To reach this long-term goal, his research concentrates on (1) health care quality, (2) quantitative and qualitative assessment of team function, and (3) identification of novel risks for healthcare-acquired complications, with a particular focus on risk prediction.
Daniel Talmor M.D., M.P.H. currently serves as vice chair for Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. His fields of research include intensive care outcomes, echocardiography in the ICU and the optimal delivery of mechanical ventilation. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on subjects related to critical care and disaster medicine.
RSVP by 1/24/13 if you want to join us for lunch. Contact: John Kessler (jkessler "at" mit.edu)